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US460 Big Muddy River Bridge

Photo 

Big Muddy River Bridge

Butch Nevious, Southern Illinoisan, June 2 1971

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BH Photo #440415

Map 

Description 

Location is described as 3 miles West of Mt Vernon Illinois on US 460 over the Big Muddy River. In 1973 the river was dammed to form Rend Lake. US 460 between St.Louis Missouri and New Harmony Indiana was decommissioned in 1975.

The bridge collapsed after the top of a fork truck became caught in the superstructure.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Big Muddy River on Old US 460
Location
Jefferson County, Illinois
Status
Destroyed by collision
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.30989, -88.98869   (decimal degrees)
38°18'36" N, 88°59'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/326127/4242070 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83928 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 31, 2018: Updated by Luke: Mapped
  • December 31, 2018: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

US460 Big Muddy River Bridge
Posted December 31, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Luke. I was hoping there was enough description for someone to map it.