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Little Blue Creek Bridge



Photo taken by Jeremy Ruble

BH Photo #102478

Street Views 


Through truss bridge over Little Blue Creek on 482nd Street (TR 506) between Florence and Milton, 2.75 mi. southeast of Detroit
Pike County, Illinois
Open to one-lane traffic, with a posted weight limit and "Vehicles With Lugs Prohibited" sign!
Built 1961
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt through truss with wooden deck
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.60207, -90.62354   (decimal degrees)
39°36'07" N, 90°37'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/704037/4386290 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
Inventory numbers
IL 075-3181 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15603 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61.2 (out of 100)
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5-panel truss (584)
Built 1961 (239)
Built during 1960s (2,150)
Have street view (29,266)
Illinois (4,947)
One-lane traffic (7,926)
Open (41,012)
Owned by township (3,308)
Pike County, Illinois (105)
Pratt through truss (6,136)
Pratt truss (10,414)
Riveted (2,572)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,574)
Through truss (17,263)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,423)
Truss (36,026)
Wooden deck (6,176)

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2018: New Street View added by Jeremy Ruble
  • November 8, 2017: New photos from K. Allen Ballard
  • October 25, 2017: New photo from K. Allen Ballard
  • September 15, 2017: New Street View added by Elliott Johnson
  • September 15, 2005: Posted photos from Jeremy Ruble


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


Little Blue Creek Bridge
Posted October 25, 2017, by K. Allen Ballard (speedeeprint [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited here during the 2017 Pike County Color Drive. Good, solid bridge, recent deck as noted by deck securing clips & use of #6 Torx deck screws on runners. I wonder on the 1961 build date by style of bridge, although the concrete wingwalls are likely 1960's. Perhaps bridge was moved here or rebuilt. Plenty of photo ops at this location, was fortunate to be here for fall colors. My son, Ken Ballard, has posted a video @ YouTube of his walkover. Good gravel road, not too far off beaten path to check this bridge out.