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"Iron" Bridge


Iron Bridge

Photo Submitted by Dino Strunk in August 2013


BH Photo #282104



I'll be honest and say I wish I had more information on this bridge. I remember crossing it as a very young child, but it was also removed when I was very young too. I remember it's location well, but I can't say exactly what year it was built or removed. I'm just estimating from what was stated from the one picture article that I found and how old I am/was approximately at the time I recall crossing it. This bridge was very similar...almost identical...to the old Oak Hill Cemetery Bridge located just to the north and east of this location. In my opinion, I believe this bridge was always overshadowed by the Cemetery Bridge, which is why very few people recall this bridge. If anyone has any other information about this bridge, please feel free to add it here.


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over S Fork Sangamon River on S. Shumway St./N 1250 East Rd
Christian County, Illinois
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1914, replaced 1973
- Central States Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana (Possible Fabricator)
(4)6-panel, riveted Pratt through trusses
Also called
Nokomis Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.52249, -89.29770   (decimal degrees)
39°31'21" N, 89°17'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/302499/4377281 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 60702 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2018: New photos from Dino Strunk
  • May 21, 2016: New photo from Dino Strunk
  • April 18, 2014: Added by Dino Strunk


  • Dino Strunk


Old Nokomis Road Bridge
Posted May 21, 2016, by Dino Strunk

Here's a better picture.

Old Nokomis Road Bridge
Posted January 21, 2015, by Randy Bingham (rbingham81 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Dino, I came across this while searching for a planned railroad from tville to Nokomis that never materialized. I think the bridge may be just a few years older maybe 1908? The newsclipping of 1909 mentions the ditch from "The steel bridge" over the southfork. I always wondered why that part of the river was so straight and assumed done when the new bridge went up...never knew it was done that long ago.