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Forked Creek Bridge

Photos 

Forked Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Gerald Johnson in June 1983

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BH Photo #364512

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Forked Creek
Location
Will County, Illinois
Status
Removed but not replaced
Builder
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Design
Had bridge plate attached at time of demolition
Also called
Farm access from Illinois 102
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.26627, -88.11778   (decimal degrees)
41°15'59" N, 88°07'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/406371/4568918 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Symerton
Inventory number
BH 73651 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,228)
Built 1886 (171)
Built during 1880s (1,650)
Illinois (3,865)
Lost (18,942)
Smith Bridge Co. (58)
Will County, Illinois (129)

Update Log 

  • September 22, 2016: New photo from Gerald Johnson
  • September 14, 2016: Added by Gerald Johnson

Sources 

  • Gerald Johnson

Comments 

Forked Creek Bridge
Posted September 14, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Looks like it was an early example of a bridge built by Smith Bridge Company of Toledo, Ohio. I say it looks like an early example because it has a lightweight design, and the portal bracing lattice arrangement is slightly different from the typical form... although it is positioned below the top chord as in their later examples. The finials and plaque are shaped typically for the company.