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Brandon Road Draw Bridge

Photos 

Gate

Photo taken Sept. 2005 by Bill Burmaster

BH Photo #102642

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge Brandon Road Lock channel on Des Plaines river just south of Joliet
Location
Joliet, Will County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1949
Design
Bascule Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.9 ft.
Total length: 198.1 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.50240, -88.10457   (decimal degrees)
41°30'09" N, 88°06'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/407811/4595119 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Joliet
Inventory numbers
IL 099-9903 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15734 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2012)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 72.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
6,250

Categories 

Bascule (1,027)
Beam (12,273)
Built 1932 (895)
Built during 1930s (10,691)
Functionally obsolete (8,050)
Have street view (22,574)
Illinois (3,865)
Joliet, Illinois (44)
Movable (2,712)
Navigable waterway (2,003)
Open (36,892)
Owned by state (13,897)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,834)
Steel stringer (4,841)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,813)
Will County, Illinois (129)

Update Log 

  • August 30, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • January 7, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • December 18, 2006: Posted photos from Bill Burmaster

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Comments 

Brandon Road Bridge
Posted February 1, 2007, by Anonymous

I grew up in Lockport near there. I believe that bridge is just down stream of the lock and dam with a good view of it when crossing. Nice to see another Joliet area bridge added to the site. Great site, by the way. I go to another site called airliners.net and the people who frequent that board have made it an extremely popular web site. I have that feeling about this site also.