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Meredosia Bridge

Meredosia Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Tom Winkle and Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 13, 2013 and March 20, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
IL-104 (Mill Street, Main Street) Over Illinois River
Location
Meredosia: Morgan County, Illinois and Pike County, Illinois: United States
Structure Type
Metal Continuous Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 8 Panel Rivet-Connected Polygonal Warren Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1936 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1984
Main Span Length
567 Feet (173 Meters)
Structure Length
2,232 Feet (680 Meters)
Roadway Width
24 Feet (7.32 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
69001615775

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Demolished and replaced.

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

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This is one of the most significant and visually pleasing historic bridges on the Illinois River. This is one of those bridges that looks exactly like a cantilever truss, with a variable depth truss forming "towers" over the piers, however it appears to lack hinges and therefore functions as a continuous truss, not a cantilever truss. As such, it does not have a suspended span. With its graceful continuous truss spans that support a deck with an unusually substantial camber, this bridge has a beautiful complex geometric art formed from its trusses that is complimented by the v-lacing and lattice on the built-up beams of the bridge. There is also a simple polygonal Warren through truss at each end of the continuous truss spans.

This bridge is slated for demolition and replacement. This represents a continuation of the nearly nonexistent commitment to historic preservation found on the Illinois River. At the very least, this bridge should be left standing next to a replacement bridge for pedestrian use.

Currently, HistoricBridges.org only has photos of this bridge provided by Tom Winkle, taken from a barge. A future site visit will fully photo-document the details of this bridge.

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Photo Galleries and Videos: Meredosia Bridge

 
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2016 Bridge Photo-Documentation
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Video from IDOT, Flying over the road and bridge. Streaming video of the bridge. Also includes a higher quality downloadable video for greater clarity or offline viewing.
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Video from IDOT, Flying down the river and over the bridge. Streaming video of the bridge. Also includes a higher quality downloadable video for greater clarity or offline viewing.

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