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Elrod Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by HARGIS

View this photo at gis.hpa.state.il.us

BH Photo #234437

Map 

Description 

Named after the prominent Elrod family that owned much of the land on the south bank.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Spoon River on TR 248
Location
Fulton County, Illinois
Status
Destroyed by storm 1995
History
Built 1890; Lost to a F4 tornado in 1995. One of the nine bridges submitted to NRHP in "Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County Thematic Resources", 1980-10-29
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 170.0 ft.
Total length: 215.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.39143, -90.25457   (decimal degrees)
40°23'29" N, 90°15'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/733020/4474822 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Smithfield
Elevation
442 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
IL 029-3109 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 52522 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 8, 2012: Updated by Fmiser: added to history
  • July 2, 2012: New photo from Luke Harden
  • July 2, 2012: Updated by Fmiser: Added type, corrected lat/long.
  • June 3, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Destroyed by tornado"
  • May 25, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Fmiser - fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com