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Iron Bridge

Photos 

1866 image, close-up

Digitally tweaked. Source image in link

Photo digitally altered by Art S. in November 2021

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BH Photo #512377

Facts 

Overview
Lost Truesdell pony truss bridge over Fox River on Chicago Street
Location
Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
History
Built in 1866, collapsed under cattle in 1867, collapsed under a crowd July 4, 1869, lost to ice April 19, 1881
Design
4 span Truesdell pony truss
Also called
Chicago Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.03695, -88.28592   (decimal degrees)
42°02'13" N, 88°17'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/393563/4654678 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95164 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,635)
Built 1866 (58)
Built during 1860s (622)
Elgin, Illinois (24)
Illinois (4,947)
Kane County, Illinois (133)
Lost (29,047)
Lost 1881 (10)
Lost during 1880s (124)
Pony truss (17,078)
Truesdell truss (20)
Truss (35,926)

Update Log 

  • November 19, 2021: New photos from Art Suckewer

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Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com