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Murphysboro Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken Nov. 1999 by David Birckhead

BH Photo #102225

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Big Muddy River on Town Creek Road (CH 5/FAS 917) at Murphysboro
Location
Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1942; replaced 2000
Design
Riveted, 7-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 175.8 ft.
Total length: 495.9 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.75207, -89.34916   (decimal degrees)
37°45'07" N, 89°20'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/293042/4180905 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Murphysboro
Inventory number
BH 15345 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 6, 2006: Posted photos from David Birckhead

Sources 

  • David Birckhead