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Alton Bridge, Spanning Mississippi River between IL & MO, Alton, Madison County, IL



B&W Photos

HB441443
Overall View Of Bridge, Looking North

HB441444
Overall View Of Bridge, Looking South

HB441445
Overall View Of Bridge, Looking South

HB441446
View Of North Web And East Portal Of Fixed Spans, Looking South

HB441447
View Of South Web And West Portal Of Fixed Spans, Looking North

HB441448
View Of South Web And West Portal Of Fixed Spans, Looking North

HB441449
View Of Pier, Bearing Shoe, And Lower Chord Of Fixed Pratt Spans, Looking Northwest

HB441450
View Of Pier, Bearing Shoe, And Pivot Span Coupling Of Fixed Parker Span (pivot Span Open), Looking Southwest

HB441451
Detail View Of North Web Of Pivot And Fixed Spans, Looking South

HB441452
Detail View Of South Web Of Fixed Pratt Spans, Looking North

HB441453
Detail View Of North Web Of Fixed Spans (pivot Span Open), Looking Southeast

HB441454
Detail View Of Fixed Parker Span, Looking Southeast

HB441455
Detail View Of Fixed Pratt Span, Looking North

HB441456
Detail View Of Pivot Span, Looking South

HB441457
View Of East (pivot Span) Portal, Looking Southwest

HB441458
View Of West (fixed Span) Portal, Looking Northeast

HB441459
Detail View Of Pivot Span, Looking Southwest

HB441460
Detail View Of Pivot Span, Looking Northeast

HB441461
Detail View Of Fixed Span, Showing West Portal, Looking Southwest

HB441462
Detail View Of West Pivot Span Anchor Pier (pivot Span Closed), Looking South

HB441463
Detail View Of West Pivot Span Anchor Pier (pivot Span Open), Looking South

HB441464
Detail View Of Pivot Span, Showing Center Tower And Bridge Tenders' Houses, Looking North

HB441465
Detail View Of Pivot Span, Showing Center Tower And Bridge Tenders' Houses, Looking Southwest

HB441466
View Of West Abutment, Showing Fixed Pratt Span Bearing Shoe And End Post Connection, Looking Northwest

HB441467
View Of East Pivot Span Anchor Pier, With Plate Girder Approach Span And End Of Pivot Span, Looking Southwest

HB441468
View Of Pivot Span End Post Connection, Showing Bearing Shoes, Rollers And Roller Arms, Looking Southeast

HB441469
Detail View Of Pivot Span, Fixed Span Track Coupling, Looking Northeast

HB441470
Detail View Of Pivot Span End, Showing Roller Arms, Drive And Worm Gears, Looking West

HB441471
Detail View Of Pivot Span End, Showing Roller Arms, Drive And Worm Gears, Looking Northwest

HB441472
Detail View Of Pivot Span Roller And Roller Arm, Looking West

HB441473
View Of Pivot Span Turntable, Showing Drum, Wheels And Bull Gear, Looking Northwest

HB441474
Detail View Of Pivot Span Turntable, Showing Mortise Gear, Gear Shaft, Drive Gear And Bull Gear, Looking Southeast

HB441475
Detail View Of Pivot Span Turntable, Showing Bevel And Mortise Gears, Gear Shaft, Drive Gear And Bull Gear, Looking Northeast

HB441476
Interior View Of Bridge Tender's House, Looking Southwest

HB441477
Detail View Of Pivot Span Lower Chord Connection, Looking Northwest

HB441478
Detail View Of Pivot Span Lower Chord Connection, Looking South

HB441479
Derail View Of Fixed Span Lower Chord Connection, Looking South

HB441480
Detail View Of Fixed Span Lower Chord Connection, Looking South

HB441481
Derail View Of Pivot Span Upper Chord Connection At Portal, Looking Southeast

HB441482
Detail View Of Pivot Span Upper Chord Connection At Portal, Looking Southeast

HB441483
Detail View Of Pivot Span Upper Chord Connection At Portal, Looking Southeast

HB441484
Detail View Of Fixed Parker Span Upper Chord Connection, Looking West

HB441485
Detail View Of Fixed Pratt Span Upper Chord Connection, Looking West

HB441486
Detail View Of Fixed Pratt Span Upper Chord Connection, Looking South


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Spanning Mississippi River between IL & MO, Alton, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-21
Building/structure dates: 1894 initial construction
See also HAER NE-2 for additional documentation.


Related Names
Morison, George
Union Bridge Company
Chicago,Burlington & Quincy Railroad


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH
2. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH
3. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH
4. VIEW OF NORTH WEB AND EAST PORTAL OF FIXED SPANS, LOOKING SOUTH
5. VIEW OF SOUTH WEB AND WEST PORTAL OF FIXED SPANS, LOOKING NORTH
6. VIEW OF SOUTH WEB AND WEST PORTAL OF FIXED SPANS, LOOKING NORTH
7. VIEW OF PIER, BEARING SHOE, AND LOWER CHORD OF FIXED PRATT SPANS, LOOKING NORTHWEST
8. VIEW OF PIER, BEARING SHOE, AND PIVOT SPAN COUPLING OF FIXED PARKER SPAN (PIVOT SPAN OPEN), LOOKING SOUTHWEST
9. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTH WEB OF PIVOT AND FIXED SPANS, LOOKING SOUTH
10. DETAIL VIEW OF SOUTH WEB OF FIXED PRATT SPANS, LOOKING NORTH
11. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTH WEB OF FIXED SPANS (PIVOT SPAN OPEN), LOOKING SOUTHEAST
12. DETAIL VIEW OF FIXED PARKER SPAN, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
13. DETAIL VIEW OF FIXED PRATT SPAN, LOOKING NORTH
14. DETAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN, LOOKING SOUTH
15. VIEW OF EAST (PIVOT SPAN) PORTAL, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
16. VIEW OF WEST (FIXED SPAN) PORTAL, LOOKING NORTHEAST
17. DETAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
18. DETAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN, LOOKING NORTHEAST
19. DETAIL VIEW OF FIXED SPAN, SHOWING WEST PORTAL, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
20. DETAIL VIEW OF WEST PIVOT SPAN ANCHOR PIER (PIVOT SPAN CLOSED), LOOKING SOUTH
21. DETAIL VIEW OF WEST PIVOT SPAN ANCHOR PIER (PIVOT SPAN OPEN), LOOKING SOUTH
22. DETAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN, SHOWING CENTER TOWER AND BRIDGE TENDERS' HOUSES, LOOKING NORTH
23. DETAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN, SHOWING CENTER TOWER AND BRIDGE TENDERS' HOUSES, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
24. VIEW OF WEST ABUTMENT, SHOWING FIXED PRATT SPAN BEARING SHOE AND END POST CONNECTION, LOOKING NORTHWEST
25. VIEW OF EAST PIVOT SPAN ANCHOR PIER, WITH PLATE GIRDER APPROACH SPAN AND END OF PIVOT SPAN, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
26. VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN END POST CONNECTION, SHOWING BEARING SHOES, ROLLERS AND ROLLER ARMS, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
27. DETAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN, FIXED SPAN TRACK COUPLING, LOOKING NORTHEAST
28. DETAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN END, SHOWING ROLLER ARMS, DRIVE AND WORM GEARS, LOOKING WEST
29. DETAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN END, SHOWING ROLLER ARMS, DRIVE AND WORM GEARS, LOOKING NORTHWEST
30. DETAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN ROLLER AND ROLLER ARM, LOOKING WEST
31. VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN TURNTABLE, SHOWING DRUM, WHEELS AND BULL GEAR, LOOKING NORTHWEST
32. DETAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN TURNTABLE, SHOWING MORTISE GEAR, GEAR SHAFT, DRIVE GEAR AND BULL GEAR, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
33. DETAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN TURNTABLE, SHOWING BEVEL AND MORTISE GEARS, GEAR SHAFT, DRIVE GEAR AND BULL GEAR, LOOKING NORTHEAST
34. INTERIOR VIEW OF BRIDGE TENDER'S HOUSE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
35. DETAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN LOWER CHORD CONNECTION, LOOKING NORTHWEST
36. DETAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN LOWER CHORD CONNECTION, LOOKING SOUTH
37. DERAIL VIEW OF FIXED SPAN LOWER CHORD CONNECTION, LOOKING SOUTH
38. DETAIL VIEW OF FIXED SPAN LOWER CHORD CONNECTION, LOOKING SOUTH
39. DERAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN UPPER CHORD CONNECTION AT PORTAL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
40. DETAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN UPPER CHORD CONNECTION AT PORTAL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
41. DETAIL VIEW OF PIVOT SPAN UPPER CHORD CONNECTION AT PORTAL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
42. DETAIL VIEW OF FIXED PARKER SPAN UPPER CHORD CONNECTION, LOOKING WEST
43. DETAIL VIEW OF FIXED PRATT SPAN UPPER CHORD CONNECTION, LOOKING WEST
44. DETAIL VIEW OF FIXED PRATT SPAN UPPER CHORD CONNECTION, LOOKING SOUTH


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