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Big Cut Road Bridge

Big Cut Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 15, 2021

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Big Cut Road Over Railroad (BNSF)
Location
Rural: Carroll County, Illinois: United States
Structure Type
Metal 5 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Full-Slope Pony Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Wood Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1872 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
73.2 Feet (22.3 Meters)
Structure Length
194.0 Feet (59.1 Meters)
Roadway Width
12 Feet (3.66 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 8 Approach Span(s)
Inventory Number
8991200000000

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This bridge's future is at risk!

Bridge Status: Slated for demolition and replacement!

Records indicate that this is an ancient 1872 railroad pony truss that was moved here in 1906 to be used as a highway over railroad overpass bridge. Assuming the 1872 construction date is correct, it is among the oldest bridges of its kind in Ilinois and of high significance.

The top chord of this bridge has faint but extremely rare Passaic RMC (Rolling Mill Company)

Thanks to John Marvig for researching this bridge. Visit his website for more information.

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