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PPU - Farm Creek Bridge

Photos 

PPU Farm Creek Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

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BH Photo #332848

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Schaub through truss bridge over Farm Creek on Peoria & Pekin Union Railway in East Peoria
Location
East Peoria, Tazewell County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1906, Girder Span Added 1930
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Approach)
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Main Span)
Railroad
- Peoria & Pekin Union Railway (PPU)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.66892, -89.57882   (decimal degrees)
40°40'08" N, 89°34'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/282024/4505203 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peoria East
Inventory number
BH 38216 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added category "Schaub Truss"
  • April 13, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 19, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 8, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • May 17, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added railroad
  • July 17, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: GPS, trying to find a street view
  • November 23, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

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Comments 

PPU - Farm Creek Bridge
Posted December 27, 2021, by Luke

I want to take a moment to publicly appreciate John's work finding the existence of the Schaub Truss variant and busting butt to document other bridges.

PPU - Farm Creek Bridge
Posted December 27, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I finally found a build date on the through girder span. In addition, it looks like the main truss also may use a Schaub variant, with riveted connections, and no crash bar.

https://archive.org/details/sim_enr_1904-03-24_51_12/page/29...