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South Island Park Bridge

South Island Park Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 26, 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Fox River Trail (Non-Motorized Traffic) Over Fox River East Channel
Location
Geneva: Kane County, Illinois: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a small concrete arch bridge with a stone facing which makes it look like a stone arch bridge. This technique of disguising concrete arch bridges as stone arch bridges was occasionally employed in the earliest years (1900-1920) of the use of concrete in bridge construction, as it took a number of years for both designers and the general public to accept the visual qualities of concrete in bridges and this was a way hide the appearance of concrete. Stone facades continued to be used in a limited number of concrete bridges into the 1920s and 1930s, often for bridges in park settings, like this bridge.

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