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London Mills Bridge

Photos 

Facing South

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #117995

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Spoon River on CH 39 in London Mills
Location
London Mills, Knox County, Illinois, and Fulton County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1883; replaced 1985. One of the nine bridges submitted to NRHP in "Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County Thematic Resources", 1980-10-29
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Bedstead Pratt pony truss - North approach
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 257.5 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.71374, -90.26616   (decimal degrees)
40°42'49" N, 90°15'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/730925/4510575 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
London Mills
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80001358 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36914 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added link to 1895 image
  • July 8, 2012: Updated by Fmiser: Added to histroy
  • March 3, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Added GPS coordinates, County, NRHP data and Design
  • July 23, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

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