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I&M Canal Aux Sable Aqueduct

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in November 2011

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BH Photo #219767

Map 

Description 

Originally completed in 1847 this aqueduct consisted of a two-span, timber Howe truss design resting on Limestone piers and abutments. The wood structure was replaced by the present steel trough structure in 1927-1928. The Limestone piers were reinforced in 1948. Wooden Laminated arches were added and piers were extended to add bike trail passage.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Aux Sable Creek on I&M Canal
Location
Grundy County, Illinois
Status
Open to foot, bike and canoe traffic
History
Built in 1847, Rebuilt in 1927
Design
Riveted Steel Plate Trough resting in Ashlar Limestone piers and abutments
Dimensions
Total length: 136.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.39625, -88.33036   (decimal degrees)
41°23'46" N, 88°19'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/388786/4583599 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minooka
Inventory number
BH 49812 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,705)
Aqueduct (76)
Built 1847 (23)
Built during 1840s (201)
Girder (10,434)
Grundy County, Illinois (39)
I&M Canal (25)
Illinois (4,758)
Open (40,014)
Owned by state (16,138)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,965)

Update Log 

  • November 6, 2011: New photos from Steve Conro
  • October 18, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • October 15, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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