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Lake Bloomington-Gridley Road Bridge

Photos 

Lake Bloomington-Gridley Road Bridge

The Pantagraph, December 24 1955

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BH Photo #440119

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mackinaw River
Location
McLean County, Illinois
Status
Destroyed by collision
History
Built 1889
Design
7-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.66361, -88.89916   (decimal degrees)
40°39'49" N, 88°53'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/339463/4503149 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83905 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,373)
Built 1889 (258)
Built during 1880s (2,169)
Destroyed by collision (99)
Illinois (4,929)
Lost (28,465)
Lost 1955 (110)
Lost during 1950s (861)
McLean County, Illinois (65)
Owned by county (21,607)
Pony truss (17,011)
Pratt pony truss (3,950)
Pratt through truss (6,055)
Pratt truss (10,295)
Through truss (16,775)
Truss (35,451)
Wooden deck (6,160)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • January 12, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • December 30, 2018: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

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