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Blackberry Creek Frankenbridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Tyler

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BH Photo #472930

Map 

Description 

Bridge appears to be built from parts of an older pin-connected truss bridge. Former end posts with pins reused as towers and various other beams make up the stiffening girders and anchors. Newer connections are bolted or welded. It is possible this could be from a rail bridge at this location or nearby. Inland Steel marks on older beams. Very bouncy when crossed and has a large sag.

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Blackberry Creek on Virgil Gilman Trail (rail-trail)
Location
Aurora, Kane County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built using older bridge parts. Date unknown and history of earlier bridge unknown.
Design
Hybrid Wire/cable suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.76045, -88.38816   (decimal degrees)
41°45'38" N, 88°23'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/384604/4624110 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89461 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Aurora, Illinois (42)
Illinois (4,828)
Kane County, Illinois (120)
Mystery (82)
Open to pedestrians (4,423)
Rail-to-trail (1,633)
Suspension (757)

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2020: Updated by Tyler: Added category "Mystery"
  • May 28, 2020: New photos from Tyler

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Sources 

  • Tyler

Comments 

Blackberry Creek Frankenbridge
Posted August 23, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Mike, Boo Berry perhaps?

Blackberry Creek Frankenbridge
Posted August 23, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Cool! Maybe this should be called Frankenberry

Blackberry Creek Frankenbridge
Posted August 23, 2020, by Tyler

Found this a few months ago. Itíll probably last forever. When I added this, every single MOB on this trail was on the site but this wasnít. Very confused