Rating:
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Wheeler Ave Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in November 2011

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BH Photo #220996

Map 

Street View 

Video 

South Beloit, IL - Abandoned Wheeler Avenue Brudge

Video by Mark Boettcher

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Turtle Creek on Wheeler Ave in S. Beloit
Location
South Beloit, Winnebago County, Illinois
Status
Abandoned
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 138.1 ft.
Total length: 140.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Prospect Ave Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.49587, -89.03072   (decimal degrees)
42°29'45" N, 89°01'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/333129/4706832 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Beloit
Inventory numbers
IL 101-6301 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 50337 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2021: New video from Mark Boettcher
  • September 21, 2021: New photos from Mark Boettcher
  • February 13, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 10, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated design
  • November 27, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Imported NBI
  • November 27, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

Sources 

  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mark Boettcher

Comments 

Wheeler Ave Bridge
Posted June 25, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is what happens when you hire inexperienced consulting engineers.

Wheeler Ave Bridge
Posted June 25, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah... What a JOKE!

Wheeler Ave Bridge
Posted June 25, 2012, by John Porcellino

There's a possibility this old bridge will be demolished:

http://www.beloitdailynews.com/news/state-grant-key-to-bike-...