Rating:
3 votes

South Fork Bridge

Photo 

photo 1971-1975

HAARGIS photo

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BH Photo #165328

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over South Fork Bear Creek on CR 2353 N
Location
Adams County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
History
Built ca. 1880
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Guess?)
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.10645, -91.21692   (decimal degrees)
40°06'23" N, 91°13'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/651971/4441095 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coatsburg
Inventory number
BH 45247 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,670)
Adams County, Illinois (63)
Bowstring through truss (278)
Bowstring truss (550)
Built during 1880s (2,017)
Illinois (4,752)
King Bridge Co. (371)
Lost (25,265)
Through truss (15,283)
Truss (33,136)
Wooden deck (6,086)

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2021: Updated by Luke: Removed builder guess that created an unessecary duplicate category; Replaced w/ builder category w/ (Guess?) at the end
  • July 6, 2018: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added likely builder
  • November 7, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: No Longer Exists.
  • May 14, 2010: Added by Robert Stephenson

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Comments 

South Fork Bridge
Posted July 2, 2011, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I went bridge spottin for this bridge last spring and it does not exist anymore, hasn't for more than 20 years. Might be sitting behind someone's barn but those are just stories. Interesting town right there on the river. The earth abuttments did exist.