Rating:
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Beck's Creek Bridge

Photos 

East end

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in July 2008

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BH Photo #117580

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Beck's Creek on TR 317, 5.6 mi. northwest of Herrick
Location
Shelby County, Illinois
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1909
Design
4-panel bedstead Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.3 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.29944, -89.00361   (decimal degrees)
39°17'58" N, 89°00'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/327230/4351920 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oconee
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
50
Inventory numbers
IL 087-3200 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15659 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 14, 2014: New photos from Elliott Johnson
  • April 16, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Year built
  • July 18, 2008: New photos from Robert Stephenson

Sources 

  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Beck's Creek Bridge
Posted March 10, 2014, by Elliott Johnson (elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

anyone searching for this bridge......I highly recommend a vehicle that does NOT sit close to the ground like a truck or a bike or something. I ran across this one night while I was in my Saturn. There are many ruts and bumps!!!