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IC - Kent Creek Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Laird Barber in the 1970s

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BH Photo #291014

Map 

Description 

A very lightweight/early Pratt railroad truss, located here in 1911; possibly relocated from Dubuque

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Kent Creek on Illinois Central Railroad spur
Location
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
History
Located here in 1911, Truss likely dates from 1870s
Builder
- Phoenix Iron Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 125.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.26263, -89.09763   (decimal degrees)
42°15'45" N, 89°05'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/326991/4681067 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 62419 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Phoenix columns", "Phoenix Iron Co.", "Pin-connected"
  • November 25, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • August 10, 2014: Updated by Luke: Mapped

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