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Babylon Bend Bridge
Primary Photographer(s): Hans Goeckner
Bridge Documented: November 7, 2021
Rural: Fulton County, Illinois: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
200.0 Feet (61 Meters)
204.0 Feet (62.2 Meters)
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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This classic Pratt through truss has been abandoned, and is noted for its large, attractive lattice portal bracing. The nomination form for this bridge gave a ca. 1890 date for the bridge. The "newer" 1992 National Bridge Inventory sheet listed an 1898 date. It is not known if that 1898 date is accurate. The bridge was closed ca. 2007.
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