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Panther Creek Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

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BH Photo #231453

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Description 

This may possibly be the last remaining example of the Indiana Bridge Company's patented Warren Cantilever Bedstead pony truss.

Facts 

Overview
Warren Cantilever Bedstead pony truss bridge over Panther Creek on CR2325 E
Location
Woodford County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1925
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
Rare surviving Warren Cantilever Bedstead pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.8 ft.
Total length: 92.8 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.75629, -89.09715   (decimal degrees)
40°45'23" N, 89°05'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/322972/4513819 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Benson
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
50
Inventory numbers
IL 102-3094 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15772 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17 (out of 100)
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Panther Creek Bridge
Posted September 1, 2015, by Kyle (krma_apple [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I agree, may be the only remaining example. This was actually exciting for me to bump in to, it is the only one I have heard of still in existence. I checked in on one near Springfield a number of years ago, that one had been demolished in the year prior.