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Seville Bridge


Side view, facing north

There is a concrete girder approach span on the west end, but it's hidden by the trees.

Photo taken by Fmiser in July 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)


BH Photo #234733



Abandoned parker through truss bridge over Spoon River on E Seville Road
Fulton County, Illinois
Abandoned with deck missing
Built 1917. One of the nine bridges submitted to NRHP in "Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County Thematic Resources".
Pin-connected Parker through truss, timber deck - now missing.
Length of largest span: 153.0 ft.
Total length: 230.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 29, 1980
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.48599, -90.34310   (decimal degrees)
40°29'10" N, 90°20'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/725189/4485090 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80001359 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
IL 029-3069 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 49864 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • April 29, 2016: New photo from Steve Conro
  • February 28, 2014: Updated by Elliott Johnson: updated status
  • July 13, 2012: Updated by Fmiser: Captioned photos
  • July 10, 2012: New photos from Fmiser
  • July 8, 2012: Updated by Fmiser: Added categories "10-panel truss", "Pin-connected", "Wooden deck"
  • May 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added name
  • October 18, 2011: Updated by J.P.: bridge is on nrhp

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Seville Bridge
Posted February 22, 2014, by Don Morrison

You found another bridge with outward facing lacing (say that three times fast) on the verticals. 8^D

If you get that editor's account I mentioned in another post, you'll be able to add your photos right to the page, not just in the comments.

Seville Bridge
Posted February 22, 2014, by Elliott Johnson (elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

me and my mom were out in this area recently.....whatever the timestamp on the photos say.....and I snapped quite a few photos of this bridge in particular (the snow made it difficult to get to some of the other sites in the area, the Babylon bridge in general but without leaves on the trees, its a lot easier to see both concrete approaches and I also noticed the rail bridge next to this one had been dismantled and the workers were in one of the photos.

Spoon River Bridge
Posted October 18, 2011, by J.P.

there is a picture of the bridge to the left of the railroad bridge at this link.