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IC - Pecatonica River Bridge

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #429518

Description 

Truss originally fabricated in 1868, likely at LaSalle, Illinois. Information from Illinois Central Bridge Field Notes, located at the National Archives.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Linville variant Whipple through truss bridge over Pecatonica River on Illinois Central Railroad
Location
Martintown, Green County, Wisconsin
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1868 at LaSalle, Illinois; Moved here 1897; Damaged by flooding-caused abutment failure on February 19, 1911
Builders
- American Bridge Works of Chicago, Illinois (1897 Reconstruction)
- Jacob H. Linville of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Linville variant Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 122.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.52269, -89.80511   (decimal degrees)
42°31'22" N, 89°48'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/269590/4711625 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81901 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: added relocation information and build date
  • June 21, 2018: Added by Luke

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