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Smith's Bridge

Photo 

Report Volume 1

Illinois. General Assembly. Submerged and Shore Lands Legislative Investigating Committee

1911

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1920

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BH Photo #324527

Map 

Description 

This was the third of five bridges built at this location, the earliest in 1852, and the latest in 1957 carrying I-55.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Plaines River on Road
Location
Will County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Buiilt 1911; Replaced 1932
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.42142, -88.19603   (decimal degrees)
41°25'17" N, 88°11'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/400054/4586230 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Channahon
Inventory number
BH 67571 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1911 (745)
Built during 1910s (9,262)
Des Plaines River (23)
Illinois (4,492)
Lally columns (300)
Lost (22,469)
Lost 1932 (45)
Lost during 1930s (492)
Owned by state (15,225)
Pin-connected (3,704)
Pratt through truss (5,030)
Pratt truss (8,783)
Replaced by new bridge (15,009)
Through truss (14,116)
Truss (31,320)
Will County, Illinois (134)

Update Log 

  • May 15, 2015: Updated by Roger Deschner: Add description, links to related bridges
  • May 13, 2015: Added by Luke

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com