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Wilson Street Bridge (Old)


Photo taken by Jim Frazier

View this photo at farm2.static.flickr.com

BH Photo #122800



Built at a cost of $30,500


Three-span arch bridge over Fox River on Wilson Street in Batavia
Batavia, Kane County, Illinois
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1911, replaced by a new bridge in 2007.
- McCarty Brothers
Originally closed-spandrel concrete arch. New bridge is concrete slab.
Length of largest span: 87.9 ft.
Total length: 242.8 ft.
Deck width: 49.9 ft.
Also called
William j Donovan Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.84972, -88.30694   (decimal degrees)
41°50'59" N, 88°18'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/391506/4633916 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Aurora North
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
IL 045-6050 (Illinois bridge number)
IL 045-6051 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15407 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2017: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 2, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • January 23, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Not a rebuild...but instead a loss
  • January 20, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • August 28, 2008: New photo from Kim Harvey

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Wilson Street Bridge
Posted January 23, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

If you're into sci-fi spans I guess you might like it...I think it's rather ugly myself.

Wilson Street Bridge
Posted January 23, 2012, by Anonymous

Looks like an entirely new bridge to me, with nothing remaining of the old bridge.

Wilson Street Bridge
Posted August 28, 2008, by Kim Harvey

hopefully James would be able to get you an account set up, so you can upload them

Wilson Street Bridge
Posted January 27, 2007, by Jim Frazier (jim [at] jimfrazier [dot] com)

This bridge is being rebuilt in 2007. I've started a very informal study of the existing bridge and any changes. You can see the pix at this web site. Feel free to use any on your site (which is EXCELLENT, by the way).