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Old US 50-Embarras River Bridge

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Embarras River Bridge

The Vincennes Sun-Commercial: June 17 1977

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BH Photo #470827

Map 

Description 

Appears to have been a state highway design Parker truss.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Embarras River on Old US-50/Business US-50
Location
Lawrence County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Replaced 1977
Design
Riveted Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.72413, -87.66506   (decimal degrees)
38°43'27" N, 87°39'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/442188/4286373 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89096 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Illinois (4,688)
Lawrence County, Illinois (33)
Lost (25,007)
Lost 1977 (78)
Lost during 1970s (792)
Owned by state (16,055)
Parker through truss (1,300)
Parker truss (1,684)
Replaced by new bridge (16,797)
Through truss (15,198)
Truss (32,984)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • April 23, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com