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Maquon Foot Bridges

Photos 

3rd Street Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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BH Photo #238830

Map 

Street View 

Description 

At first the bridges seem un-neccasary next to the roadway. Talked to a local who said both bridges were built before the road embankments were put in.

Facts 

Overview
Pair of steel trestle pedestrian bridges in Maquon
Location
Maquon, Knox County, Illinois
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Series of 2 foot bridges, built 1898, rebuilt in 1969 and 1995.
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
has some truss elements but is primarily a long steel trestle.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.79964, -90.16029   (decimal degrees)
40°47'59" N, 90°09'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/739560/4520396 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Maquon
Inventory number
BH 37250 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,667)
Beam (15,920)
Built 1898 (307)
Built during 1890s (3,005)
Closed (2,681)
Have street view (27,129)
Illinois (4,752)
King Bridge Co. (371)
Knox County, Illinois (38)
Maquon, Illinois (1)
Owned by city (5,547)
Steel stringer (6,329)

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 10, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added GPS
  • August 19, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

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