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Carmi "Death" Bridge

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Carmi Death Bridge

The Times: January 14 1950

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BH Photo #489368

Map 

Description 

No less than 5 people died in multiple accidents during the short-lived duration of this temporary bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stringer bridge over Little Wabash River on East Robinson Street
Location
Carmi, White County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1949 as a temporary bridge while the Marsh Arch bridge was being replaced with the current structure.
Design
Stringer
Also called
Carmi Temporary Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.09196, -88.15550   (decimal degrees)
38°05'31" N, 88°09'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/398675/4216648 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92022 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (15,799)
Built 1949 (407)
Built during 1940s (4,106)
Carmi, Illinois (7)
Illinois (4,685)
Lost (24,940)
Lost 1951 (58)
Lost during 1950s (690)
White County, Illinois (69)

Update Log 

  • January 24, 2021: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 24, 2021: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Carmi "Death" Bridge
Posted January 24, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It's beyond unbelievable that this bridge was allowed to remain open without considerable improvements.

Carmi "Death" Bridge
Posted January 24, 2021, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

I have researched and read about so many bridge disasters I'm developing anxiety when I go across bridges.

Carmi "Death" Bridge
Posted January 24, 2021, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sounds like a great flick on "Shudder"!