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Old 08-15-2011, 01:59 PM   #76
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Sweet Thread Ilove the bridge with all the planks coverd in moss thanx for sharing
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:05 AM   #77
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Brad, thanks for allowing me to ride along with you and Mark for a couple of hours. I am going to download your GPS coordinates for the bridges I missed out on and check them out in the next couple of days.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:37 PM   #78
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Brad, thanks for allowing me to ride along with you and Mark for a couple of hours. I am going to download your GPS coordinates for the bridges I missed out on and check them out in the next couple of days.

Chris, It was great meeting and riding with you! Enjoy the rest of the bridges.
This winter I will put together a gps file of all the bridges and post it here so everyone may enjoy them. The best part of many of these bridges are the roads getting to and from them! Central Illinois is much more than just corn and soybean fields!!!

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Old 08-16-2011, 01:51 PM   #79
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Next up is the pony truss bridge over Lake Fork on TR 258, 2 mi. northwest of Pana in Christian county. This bridge was built in 1898 with a total length: 35.1 ft and deck width: 15.7 ft.

Location: N3936'40" , W8903'12"









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Old 08-17-2011, 02:13 PM   #80
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Here we have the pony truss bridge over Lake Fork on TR 258, 2 mi. northwest of Pana. This bridge was built in 1898 with a total length: 35.1 ft and deck width: 15.7 ft.

Location: N3925'23" , W8907'03"









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Old 08-19-2011, 05:29 PM   #81
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Next is the Warren Bedstead pony truss bridge over South Fork Sangamon River on TR 343, 8 mi. west of Rosamond in Christian County. This bridge is just recently closed do to debris being washed up on the upstream side of the bridge. The bridge has a Total length: 80.0 ft. and Deck width: 13.4 ft. At the time we were there the bridge could be crossed on two wheels, but not sure how much longer this will be possible.

Location: N3922'16" , W8918'26"








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Old 08-20-2011, 06:13 AM   #82
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Hey Brad! posts 79 & 80 are two different bridges with the same location listed.
I'm mapping these out and figured that you mistakenly listed the same location. Can you check it out?
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:31 AM   #83
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Hey Brad! posts 79 & 80 are two different bridges with the same location listed.
I'm mapping these out and figured that you mistakenly listed the same location. Can you check it out?

Gary, Thanks for catching that!! Post 79 was the incorrect one (corrected now). Also, while checking I found the second bridge in post 74 was incorrect as well. it is also corrected..

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Old 08-20-2011, 07:19 PM   #84
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Here is the 2nd of the Warren Bedstead pony truss bridges over South Fork Sangamon River. This one is on TR 343, 8 mi. west of Rosamond in Christian county. This bridge is open to traffic with a total length: 50.8 ft. and a Deck width: 13.1 ft.

Location: N3922'17" , W8918'48"









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Old 08-20-2011, 07:34 PM   #85
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Here is a neat old bridge near the TAT in Tennessee.
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:36 PM   #86
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Found one more, this is on the TAT in the middle part of Tennessee.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:40 AM   #87
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Really nice seeing those historical bridges, I always enjoy hopping on this thread to see what is new.
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:23 PM   #88
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I really dont know anything about this bridge other than it looks to have been closed for several years. We headed east from the last bridge, enroute to the next one, when I saw this "road closed ahead" sign. We proceded down the road and found this. The aproach on the west end had been washed away and the bridge planks removed.







From here we headed into town for fuel and ran across this old pull type road maintainer.

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Old 09-02-2011, 07:34 PM   #89
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I really dont know anything about this bridge other than it looks to have been closed for several years. We headed east from the last bridge, enroute to the next one, when I saw this "road closed ahead" sign. We proceded down the road and found this. The aproach on the west end had been washed away and the bridge planks removed.








This one seems exceptionally cool. Thanks for the pics. I recently came across a partial bridge. For me, it added something. Maybe because it seemed more of a relic than a still complete one. Not sure. The only drawback is you can't walk it.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:15 PM   #90
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Here is the last of the pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt bedstead pony truss bridges over the South Fork Sangamon River. This one is on TR 307A, 7 mi. east of Morrisonville. The bridge is open to traffic with a Total length: 61.0 ft and
Deck width: 12.8 ft.

Location: N3924'27" , W8918'58










another old iron structure in the area.....

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