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Washington Avenue Bridge (Old)

Photo 

Concrete mixing plant

Photo taken from Journal of the Western Society of Engineers - 1905

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BH Photo #527672

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Kankakee River on Washington Avenue
Location
Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1863; replaced 1900
Design
Four 125 foot Bowstring through truss spans and two 50 foot bowstring pony truss approach spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.11335, -87.86882   (decimal degrees)
41°06'48" N, 87°52'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/427055/4551703 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 97386 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2022: Added by Dave King

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