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TP&W - Sugar Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2020

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BH Photo #487391

Description 

Built Ca. 1892 when identical trusses on this line were constructed

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on Toledo Peoria and Western Railway
Location
Watseka, Iroquois County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built Ca. 1892
Builders
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan (Truss)
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois (Approach)
Railroad
- Toledo, Peoria, & Western Railroad (TPW)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 135.0 ft.
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.77441, -87.75387   (decimal degrees)
40°46'28" N, 87°45'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/436382/4513988 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crescent City
Inventory number
BH 66519 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2022: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 23, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added builders from plaque outlines.
  • December 23, 2020: New photos from Steve Conro
  • March 16, 2015: Added by John Marvig

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Comments 

TP&W - Sugar Creek Bridge
Posted December 23, 2020, by John Marvig

Wow, Iíve been waiting for pics of this one for a while! Looks like the floor was completely rebuilt at some point, and other points strengthened. The truss appears nearly identical to this one:

http://bridgehunter.com/il/fulton/bh67962/