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Morris Bridge (Second)


Uploaded by Melissa Brand-Welch

BH Photo #438638



Built in 1900 to replace a wooden bridge. The cut stone substructure of the original bridge was reused.


Lost Warren through truss bridge over the Illinois River on Calhoun Street.
Morris, Grundy County, Illinois
No longer exists
Built 1900; replaced in 1934
Warren through truss with all verticals
Also called
Calhoun Street Steel Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.35337, -88.42739   (decimal degrees)
41°21'12" N, 88°25'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/380596/4578968 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83526 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 21, 2021: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added Lost date
  • December 25, 2020: Updated by Jeff Wieland: Corrected description of previous bridge
  • December 24, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type and other stuff.
  • November 17, 2018: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

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  • Jeff Wieland
  • Geoff Hubbs


Morris Bridge (Second)
Posted December 26, 2020, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

I guess it must read New Road bridge. Between the small size and the font I miss-read it.

Morris Bridge (Second)
Posted December 25, 2020, by Luke

Neither postcard mentions a "New Ross"...

Morris Bridge (Second)
Posted December 25, 2020, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

The postcard says it is the New Ross Bridge. Also called?

The location looks in error it seems. The first bridge was a bit west and connected N Dwight Road with Calhoun St.