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Laura Bradley Park Bridge

Laura Bradley Park Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 13, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Park Road Over Dry Run Creek
Location
Peoria: Peoria County, Illinois: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1898 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
60 Feet (18.3 Meters)
Structure Length
82 Feet (25 Meters)
Roadway Width
14.8 Feet (4.51 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
72700002048

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This bridge's future is at risk!

Bridge Status: Slated for demolition and replacement in 2021.

2021 Update: This article appears to indicate that this unique park bridge is being demolished and replaced.

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This is a highly unusual bridge. It was reportedly built in 1898, so it it an early example of a truss bridge in Illinois with riveted connections. The trusses have a lightweight design to them, with angles being the primary type of rolled steel composing members on the truss. The bridge is also unusual because its trusses are configured like a deck truss with an attractive arch-like polygonal configuration of the bottom chord. However, the trusses also rise above the deck, like a pony truss. This type of truss positioning is often called a railing height truss. The top chord as well as the deck run at two angles, meaning the top center of the bridge comes to a point, both on the deck and on the top chord.

This bridge has been bypassed by a modern highway bridge, but appears to have been left standing for its historic significance. The bridge is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

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