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Tributary of the Little Embarrass Bridge

Photos 

Image

View from South

Photo taken by Hank Knuth 2014

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BH Photo #311651

Map 

Description 

Bridge and ROW purchased May 15, 1997 by Hank Knuth for use as a wildlife refuge and walking path.

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Tributary of the Little Embarrass
Location
Coles County, Illinois
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Contact: Hank Knuth Hank.knuth@gmail.com
History
Original bridge believed to be constructed in 1917
Railroads
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (PCC&StL)
Design
Timber trestle
Dimensions
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.65487, -87.96649   (decimal degrees)
39°39'18" N, 87°57'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/417086/4389899 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brocton
Land survey
T. 14 N., R. 14 W., Sec. 16.
Inventory number
BH 65218 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: added coordinates-to do list
  • January 2, 2015: Added by Hank Knuth

Sources 

  • Hank Knuth - Hank [dot] knuth [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com