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651st Road Bridge

Ed Hand Highway Bridge

651st Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 13, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
651st Road (Ed Hand Highway, CR-23) Over Vermillion River
Location
Rural: La Salle County, Illinois: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1940 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1983
Main Span Length
152 Feet (46.33 Meters)
Structure Length
356 Feet (108.51 Meters)
Roadway Width
28 Feet (8.53 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
50303811468

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This bridge is an uncommon example of a continuous deck truss. Its bottom chord is polygonal, making it look like a cantilever truss (although all connections are rigid, making the bridge function as continuous) and it may have been constructed using the cantilever method.

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