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Washington Street Bridge

Photos 

East profile, 1987

Gene Smania, 1987

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #226045

Map 

Description 

7 span concrete open spandrel arch bridge, replaced by continuous steel girder structure 1990

Facts 

Overview
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Kankakee River on US 45 & 52, Washington Street
Location
Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
New spandrel piers and deck, piers and arches coated with gunnite 1955
Design
Concrete open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Total length: 601.0 ft.
Deck width: 46.0 ft.
Also called
US45 Kankakee River Bridge
US52 Kankakee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.11343, -87.86863   (decimal degrees)
41°06'48" N, 87°52'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/427071/4551712 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kankakee
Inventory number
BH 51458 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (12,249)
Deck arch (11,489)
Illinois (4,754)
Kankakee County, Illinois (34)
Kankakee River (35)
Kankakee, Illinois (11)
Lost (25,322)
Open-spandrel arch (774)
Owned by state (16,113)
Replaced by new bridge (17,056)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,886)
US 45 (21)
US 52 (38)

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • February 26, 2012: Added by Gene Smania