HistoricBridges.org Menu: HistoricBridges.org Menu:

We Recommend These Resources:
Bach Steel - Experts at historic truss bridge restoration.

HistoricBridges.org: Bridge Browser

Springdale Cemetery Bridge South

Springdale Cemetery Bridge South

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 13, 2013

View Photos
and Videos
View Maps
and Links

Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Valley Drive Over Springdale Creek (Formerly Turkey Creek)
Peoria: Peoria County, Illinois: United States
Structure Type
Metal 2 Panel Kingpost Pony Truss, Fixed
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
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)
View Information About HSR Ratings

Bridge Documentation

View The National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form For Springdale Cemetery

This bridge is one of two similar Kingpost truss bridges found in the Springdale Cemetery. Kingpost truss bridges are extremely rare. Additionally, the bridge has very bizarre design details, regardless of the type of truss configuration it has. The endposts appear to be a single rolled beam that is bent in the middle to form the top of the truss. The vertical members are essentially very long u-bolts, with the nuts found at the top, and the "u" portion wrapped around the deck stringers. Additional u-bolt hangers are present to hold the floor beam in place. A rod functions as an outrigger at the vertical member. Under the bridge there is an unusual longitudinal rod with turnbuckle that runs under the bridge and under the floor beam, acting like a post-tension rod. The deck is concrete. The bridge has pipe railings and cast iron ornamental posts at the ends of the bridge. The cast iron posts are ornate and appear to be an original detail. All parts of the bridge appear to be at least somewhat old, but it is not known if all of these details are original. The bridge is so unlike other bridges encountered it is hard to tell what might not be original. The floor beam is a rolled i-beam. The bridge sits on stone abutments.

Both bridges are listed as contributing structures to the National Register of Historic Places Springdale Cemetery Historic District. However, the nomination form does not detail the history of the bridges.


Photo Galleries and Videos: Springdale Cemetery Bridge South

View Photo Gallery
Bridge Photo-Documentation
Original / Full Size Photos
A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
View Photo Gallery
Bridge Photo-Documentation
Mobile Optimized Photos
A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer


Maps and Links: Springdale Cemetery Bridge South

Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):

View Bridge Location In:

Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within a half mile of this bridge.

Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within 10 miles of this bridge.

Google Maps

Google Streetview (If Available)

Bing Maps


Apple Maps (Via DuckDuckGo Search)

Apple Maps (Apple devices only)


HERE We Go Maps

ACME Mapper

Waze Map

Android: Open Location In Your Map or GPS App

Flickr Gallery (Find Nearby Photos)

Wikimedia Commons (Find Nearby Photos)

Directions Via Sygic For Android

Directions Via Sygic For iOS and Android Dolphin Browser

USGS National Map (United States Only)

Historical USGS Topo Maps (United States Only)

CalTopo Maps (United States Only)

Home Top


About - Contact

© Copyright 2003-2022, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.

Admin Login