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Cherry Shoals Bridge

Cherry Shoals Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 27, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR 1450 East (TR 308) Over Little Wabash River
Location
Rural: White County, Illinois: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1878 By Builder/Contractor: Milwaukee Bridge and Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
192 Feet (58.52 Meters)
Structure Length
192 Feet (58.52 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge's future is at risk!

Bridge Status: This bridge is at severe risk for collapse due to deteriorating caissons!

This is an extremely old and very rare example of a pin-connected Baltimore truss, also noted for its unusual design details. It has been long abandoned. The steel around the caissons for the bridge has deteriorated. In fact, there is a huge hole in the side of one of the caissons. The failure of a caisson will result in the total collapse of the bridge, thus this bridge is at severe risk for collapse. This bridge is among the oldest surviving bridges in Illinois, and the truss configuration is extremely rare among highway bridges. The bridge also has very unusual design of its built-up beams.

 

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
38.170921,-88.105175

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