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New York Street Bridge (OLD)


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Photo uploaded by Art S

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BH Photo #353536


Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Fox River on New York Street
Aurora, Kane County, Illinois
Replaced by a new bridge
- Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Likely Fabricator)
Whipple through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.75926, -88.31429   (decimal degrees)
41°45'33" N, 88°18'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/390743/4623882 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Aurora North
Inventory number
BH 72202 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 21, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • January 17, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 16, 2016: Added by ArtS



New York Street Bridge (OLD)
Posted August 3, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I guess more looking may give an answer. I just noticed the NY Street looks like a multi span. Great finials and portal bracing.

New York Street Bridge (OLD)
Posted August 3, 2018, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Clark that photo looks like it goes to the island. The island did not extend up to New York Street until it was expanded in the 1960s. My guess is this is one of the other several bridges leading to the original part of the island. Probably the same builder provided more than one span for this city, accounting for the visual similarities.

New York Street Bridge (OLD)
Posted August 2, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The buildings have seemingly all disappeared but I think this photo may be the bridge on this page.