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Hennepin Canal Lock 22 lift Bridge


Sorry for the profanity, vandals have made their mark.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2011


BH Photo #221989


Both build plaques have been removed by vandals. I'll go out on a limb and say the info is the same as Bridge 21 and 26. They are all identical. Bridge 21 and 26 info is: Built 1904 Under direction of Major C.S Riche. Corps of Engineers. Pittsburg Steel Construction Company


Pony/through plate girder bridge over Hennepin Canal on CR-310 East (Abandoned Alignment)
Bureau County, Illinois
Open to pedestrians
Canal opened 1907
Through girder vertical lift bridge.
Also called
Lock 22 Bridge
Bridge 19
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.40084, -89.79930   (decimal degrees)
41°24'03" N, 89°47'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/265995/4587037 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 48244 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Bureau County, Illinois (122)
Girder (11,783)
Hennepin Canal (31)
Illinois (5,123)
Movable (3,195)
Open to pedestrians (4,715)
Plate girder (9,289)
Through girder (4,428)
Vertical lift (431)

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2019: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • February 17, 2014: New photos from Tom Phelan
  • December 18, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Build date and type
  • December 18, 2011: New photos from Steve Conro
  • February 24, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth

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Hennepin Canal Lock 22 lift Bridge
Posted December 25, 2011, by Anonymous

Can't enlarge the pictures.

Hennepin Canal Lock 22 lift Bridge
Posted December 18, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

HARGIS report on canal with several bridge pictures:


Hennepin Canal Lock 22 lift Bridge
Posted December 18, 2011, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It's too bad the State made the effort to make this area more useable with bathrooms and camping etc. Only to have its most valuable asset vandalized. You can see the spray paint and both build plaques have been removed.