Rating:
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Hononegah Forest Preserve Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Mark's Postcards from Beloit , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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BH Photo #194212

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Marsh Rainbow Arch bridge over Dry Run Creek in Hononegah Forest Preserve
Location
Winnebago County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1925
Builders
- Ferguson Construction Co. of Rockford, Illinois
- Marsh Engineering Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
One span Marsh Arch Bridge (Concrete bowstring through arch, "Rainbow Arch")
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Hononegah Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.43972, -89.04250   (decimal degrees)
42°26'23" N, 89°02'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/332011/4700620 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Beloit
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
650
Inventory numbers
IL 101-9930 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15763 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 56.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 23, 2011: New photos from Steve Conro
  • February 25, 2011: New photo from Nathan Holth

Sources 

Comments 

Hononegah Forest Preserve Bridge
Posted September 21, 2020, by Tyler

This is the only rainbow arch in Illinois

Hononegah Forest Preserve Bridge
Posted February 25, 2011, by Matthew Lohry

Up until their remodel, my folks had paneling on their kitchen walls that featured drawn pictures of different buildings, and two bridges--a covered one shown in portal, and the other was an elevation of this identical bridge design, right down to the rectangular insets stamped into the arches! Almost makes me wonder if this particular bridge was the model for that paneling pic?

Hononegah Forest Preserve Bridge
Posted February 25, 2011, by Nathan Holth

After some searching, I discovered that this bridge is a rare Marsh Rainbow Arch!