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Smetler Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in March 2012

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BH Photo #227679

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete through girder bridge over Edwards River on E 1050th St 3.4 Mi SW of Cambridge
Location
Henry County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1924
Builder
- Sterling Bridge Construction Co.
Design
Concrete through girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 63.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.4 ft.
Also called
Edwards River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.26544, -90.23324   (decimal degrees)
41°15'56" N, 90°13'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/731764/4571916 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cambridge
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
50
Inventory numbers
IL 037-3080 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 51131 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 57.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 14, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "One-lane traffic"
  • January 31, 2012: Added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Smetler Bridge
Posted March 14, 2012, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Nathan, correct as usual. What struck me about this bridge while you hate to see it littered with graffiti, was that most all of it was lovers messages(Rick+Sally etc). Many years of it. Very little profanity. Maybe there is hope for the future.

Edwards River Bridge
Posted January 31, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is listed as "Concrete Other" and is likely a thru girder.