Searching for Old Bridges in Central Illinois
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08-14-2011, 05:48 PM
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: central Illinois (Bloomington)
Today I met up with "tripleplay" and headed to Macon and Christian counties where we met up with "cabinfever" to photograph eleven old bridges. The first two were located in Macon county and crossed the Mosquito Creek.
The first was a pin-connected, 6-panel, wood deck Pratt through truss bridge over Mosquito Creek on TR 16, 6 mi. east of Mt.Auburn. The bridge was built in 1893 with a total length: 82.0 ft, deck width of 13.7 ft and a vertical clearance above deck: 11.5 ft. This bridge has been closed for many years.
Location: 39°44'38" N, 89°08'27" W
The next bridge is a riveted, 5-panel, concrete deck Pratt pony truss bridge over Mosquito Creek on Archery Club Road (TR 32), 1.9 mi. northeast of Blue Mound. This bridge was built with total length: 71.1 ft and a deck width: 15.7 ft.
Location: N39 43.418 W89 06.177
More to come......................
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