Rating:
5 votes

Big Bureau Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2011

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BH Photo #221930

Map 

Description 

While it looks intact enough to drive across. The road has been abandoned so you couldn't drive to this with out going on private property. The south end looks a little flood damaged. Cresting looks identical to that of some Michigan spans credited to the Joliet Bridge Company.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Big Bureau Creek on Adandoned 2750 E Rd 2.5 mi. SW of La Moille
Location
Bureau County, Illinois
Status
Bridge appears intact, but the road to it is abandonded.
History
Built 1901
Builder
- Joliet Bridge & Iron Co. of Joliet, Illinois (likely fabricator)
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.51776, -89.32485   (decimal degrees)
41°31'04" N, 89°19'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/306007/4598845 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Moille
Inventory numbers
IL 006-4176 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 49852 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1991)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 3.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
5

Update Log 

  • December 17, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and truss type
  • December 17, 2011: Updated by Steve Conro: Updated status info and added pictures
  • October 17, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Big Bureau Creek Bridge
Posted December 17, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Appears to be a Joliet Bridge Company span if you compare to this one:

http://www.historicbridges.org/truss/dehmel/index.htm

Big Bureau Creek Bridge
Posted December 17, 2011, by J.P.

Loving the portal on this bridge.