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MLK Memorial Bridge Approach Span

Photos 

approach

Photo taken by Kim Harvey in November 2008

BH Photo #127656

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost warren through truss bridge over WB I-70, Missouri Ave. & railroad on M. L. King Bridge Approach in East St. Louis
Location
East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1950; rehabilitated 1989; demolished 2019
Railroad
- Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA)
Design
Riveted, polygonal Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 1,250.1 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.62947, -90.16355   (decimal degrees)
38°37'46" N, 90°09'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/746911/4279477 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Granite City
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
5,800
Inventory numbers
IL 082-6003 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 36799 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 58 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 3, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Bridge is gone
  • July 24, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added photograph
  • February 15, 2011: New photos from Mark Dellbringge
  • April 17, 2010: New Street View added by Kim Harvey
  • November 16, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Crossing information updated.
  • November 16, 2008: New photos from Kim Harvey
  • July 3, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

Sources 

  • Kim Harvey
  • Flickr photo
  • Rick Mattioni
  • Mark Dellbringge
  • Luke
  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

MLK Approach Span due to be replaced this year
Posted July 3, 2018, by Shaun Speers (speersfms [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Just found out this is up for replacement this year. It looks like the replacement will be a standard bridge.

https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article212829404.html