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South Wallingford Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

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BH Photo #232195

Map 

Description 

The outlined shape of the missing plaque matches the shield design of the Wrought Iron Bridge Company.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Forked Creek on abandoned alignment of Wallingford Rd
Location
Will County, Illinois
Status
Abandoned
History
Built ca.1890 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pinned Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 50.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.36595, -87.94356   (decimal degrees)
41°21'57" N, 87°56'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/421085/4579811 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilton Center
Inventory number
BH 52480 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,640)
Abandoned (3,681)
Built during 1890s (2,997)
Illinois (4,692)
Pony truss (16,266)
Pratt pony truss (3,658)
Pratt truss (9,361)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,318)
Truss (33,031)
Will County, Illinois (136)
Wrought Iron Bridge Co. (376)

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added location and builder
  • May 14, 2012: Added by Steve Conro

Sources 

Comments 

South Wallingford Road Bridge
Posted March 8, 2014, by Elliott Johnson (elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

that tree will be the downfall of this bridge, that is exactly why the Half Acre Bridge in Christian county has one it's spans collapsed.