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Stone Quarry Bridge

Stone Quarry Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 3, 2021

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-1000 (TR-135D) Over Embarras River
Location
Rural: Coles County, Illinois: United States
Structure Type
Metal 12 Panel Pin-Connected Whipple Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 2 Panel Rivet-Connected Pratt Bedstead Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1883 By Builder/Contractor: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2009
Main Span Length
180 Feet (54.9 Meters)
Structure Length
240 Feet (73.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
14.8 Feet (4.51 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
15311100000000

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Bridge Documentation

This abandoned bridge is an impressive example of a King Bridge Company Whipple truss. The bridge bears the typical distrinctive details of an 1880s King Bridge Company truss bridge.

Abandoned, and almost completely surrounded by private stone quarry property, this bridge would be an ideal candidate for relocation and preservation elsewhere for pedestrian use. The bridge originally featured rare tiny bedstead approach spans, but these were turned into non-structural elements when bents were added under the bridge, and further degraded by vehicular damage and replacements with modern materials not matching the original. The approach spans appear to have been originally rivet connected and they may not be original to the bridge as such.

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