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Stone Quarry Bridge


West end

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in 2007


BH Photo #132810


Through truss bridge over Embarras River on TR 135D, 3.0 mi. northeast of Charleston
Charleston, Coles County, Illinois
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1883; rehabilitated 2009
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Pin-connected, 12-panel Whipple through truss
Pin-connected, 2-panel Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 240.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 30, 1981
Also called
County Bridge #3111
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.52099, -88.11005   (decimal degrees)
39°31'16" N, 88°06'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/404586/4375182 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
IL 015-3111 (Illinois bridge number)
NRHP 81000215 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 15086 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2019: New photo from David Huffman
  • May 14, 2018: New photo from Curtis Hudson
  • July 24, 2016: New photos from David Huffman
  • December 27, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Specified design
  • April 17, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name, Status and Design
  • February 9, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Status
  • February 1, 2009: New photo from Robert Stephenson
  • October 16, 2008: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Changed GPS coordinates



Stone Quarry Bridge
Posted January 26, 2022, by Lisa Ruble (lisaruble0521 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Stone Quarry Bridge Built in 1883, it is the oldest existing bridge in the county. Located near the Charleston Stone Co. Quarry on the old Paris to Pana frail, it provided a means of traveling between Charleston ana Ashmore. Its original cost to the county was $4,000. The bridge's double intersection Pratt design is the only one of its kind in the county.

Journal Gazette, Mattoon, IL


Stone Quarry Bridge
Posted October 3, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Stone Quarry Bridge
Posted September 13, 2007, by Robert Stephenson (rstephenson [at] mchsi [dot] com)

Pictures taken 9/09/07