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Little Blue Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Greg Hall


BH Photo #109611

Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Little Blue Creek on 492nd Street, This bridge was relocated from County Highway 14 on Big Blue. North of Detroit Illinois
Pike County, Illinois
Replaced by new bridge 2018
Built 1916 by the Illinois Steel Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1997
- Illinois Steel Bridge Co. of Jacksonville, Illinois
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 70.5 ft.
Total length: 73.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.60389, -90.60278   (decimal degrees)
39°36'14" N, 90°36'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/705814/4386539 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
IL 075-3292 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15604 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 93 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2018: Updated by Jeremy Ruble: Update to replaced
  • November 8, 2017: New photo from K. Allen Ballard
  • November 7, 2017: New photos from K. Allen Ballard
  • February 7, 2017: New Street View added by Elliott Johnson
  • February 5, 2017: Updated by Jeremy Ruble: Added new picture and updated status
  • May 13, 2008: Updated by Jeremy Ruble: Bridge was relocated to its current spot.


  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • Jeremy Ruble - jaruble1982 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • K. Allen Ballard - speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com


Little Blue Creek Bridge
Posted September 4, 2007, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Bridge road name has changed. Bridge is on 492nd St, sign right on the south end of it is fairly new. Bridge is East and slightly north of the other Little Blue Creek bridge posted. To find it on a map, Delorme and Garmin call the East/West road 1386N and the North/South road that the bridge is actually on 1415E. By road signs which appear fairly new, the East/West road is 240th ST, the North/South road is 492nd ST. Delorme does not show the 240th St connecting with 492nd ST, Garmin does. Approaching from the west on 240th there is a sign warning that the roads ends ahead, yet it goes through and there is no sign proclaiming the end. It is a rough road that dips and crosses through Little Blue Creek. Coming from the North on 492nd ST, there are no signs claiming an end. In the very corner where the two roads meet there is a fairly new road sign, for what it is worth.

Bridge is eesentially in a farmers field and probably used mainly for tractors to get from one field to another. They were cutting cornstalks and blowing them into a truck while we were there, using the bridge to drive the truck over and turn around at a gate to head back and align with the tractor for another pass down the field.

GPS N39 36.040 W090 37.405

Date photo's 9/1/07

Photo 32 Looking north with truck coming to turn around

Photo 33 Plaque

Photo 34 Looking South-roadsign in center in background

Photo 35 Looking South/East

Photo 36 Load limit sign on approach from the west

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