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Old 07-04-2011, 07:30 PM   #36
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Here are the photos and information on the rest of the bridges I photographed this past Friday. First up is a Camelback Pratt through truss bridge over Sangamon River on TR 192, 5 mi. north of Mt Auburn. The bridge connects Sangamon and Christian counties in central Illinois. The bridge is 169.9 ft in length and 15.1 ft in width. This bridge was closed to all motor traffic in 2006 and is in very poor condition. The wooden deck is covered in follage with trees growing up around it, in fact I walked past the bridge while looking for it as it is very well camoflaged.

Location:N3949'16" , W8915'08"

Next up is a two-span through truss bridge over Sangamon River on TR 171, 2.0 mi. east of Clear Lake in Sangamon county. This bridge was built in 1950 and is still open to traffic, with a total length: 287.0 ft., deck width: 20.3 ft. and vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.

Location:N3949'24" , W8932'39"

Off to the next bridge and I see this interesting round barn......

Next up is the through truss bridge over Brush Creek on TR 355, 3.5 mi. north of Pawnee. This bridge was build in 1956 with a Total length: 103.0 ft, Deck width: 20.3 ft. and vertical clearance above the concrete deck: 15.5 ft. The bridge is open to traffic.

Location: N3938'56" , W8936'09"

The last bridge I photographed on Friday was the Lick Creek Bridge, a pony truss bridge over Lick Creek on TR 176 near Springfield in Sangamon county. The bridge has a total length: 94.1 ft and a deck width: 12.4 ft. The bridge was closed to traffic in Summer 2010. It is possible to get around the baracades and cross the bridge (I did myself).

Location: N3942'33" , W8944'14"


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