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Shippingsport Bridge, Spanning Illinois River at State Route 51, La Salle, La Salle County, IL



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HB449225
General View Of The Bridge Looking East.

HB449226
View Of Vertical Lift Span From The North Side Of The Illinois River.

HB449227
View Of Vertical Lift Span From The North Side Of The Illinois River.

HB449228
Detail Of Vertical Lift Span Showing Concrete Piers, Lift Towers, And Through Truss, Looking Southeast.

HB449229
View Of Span Adjoining Span To The North Of The Vertical Lift Span (in The Distance Is The Recently Completed New State Route 51 Bridge Crossing The Illinois River).

HB449230
Detail Of Vertical Lift Span And Fixed Span Immediately North Of Vertical Lift Span, Looking Southeast.

HB449231
Detail Of Lateral Bracing Of Through Truss Span (this Span Is Immediately South Of The Vertical Lift Span).

HB449232
Detail Of Lateral Bracing And Portal Members Of Through Truss Span Immediately North Of Vertical Lift Span, Looking South.

HB449233
Southernmost Span Of Illinois River Bridge, Looking North.

HB449234
View Of Portal Of Span Immediately North Of Vertical Lift Span, Looking South.

HB449235
General View Of Portal Of Span Immediately North Of Vertical Lift Span, Looking South.

HB449236
Detail Of Builder's Plate (which Reads 'station 1037+08.38; Built 1926 By State Of Illinois; Bond Issue Route 2; Section 70-c').

HB449237
Detail Of Vertical And Diagonal Members Of Southernmost Span.

HB449238
Detail Of Guardrail Looking West.

HB449239
View Of Floor Beams And Lateral Bracing Below The Deck Of The Fixed Span Immediately North Of The Vertical Lift Span, Looking Southeast.

HB449240
Detail Of Support Of Fixed Span At The Northernmost Through Truss, Looking Northwest.


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Illinois River at State Route 51, La%25252525252525252BSalle, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-56
Building/structure dates: 1929 initial construction
Significance: This seven-span bridge, containing a Waddell and Harrington vertical lift span, was built as part of the channelization of Illinois River.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF THE BRIDGE LOOKING EAST.
2. VIEW OF VERTICAL LIFT SPAN FROM THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ILLINOIS RIVER.
3. VIEW OF VERTICAL LIFT SPAN FROM THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ILLINOIS RIVER.
4. DETAIL OF VERTICAL LIFT SPAN SHOWING CONCRETE PIERS, LIFT TOWERS, AND THROUGH TRUSS, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
5. VIEW OF SPAN ADJOINING SPAN TO THE NORTH OF THE VERTICAL LIFT SPAN (IN THE DISTANCE IS THE RECENTLY COMPLETED NEW STATE ROUTE 51 BRIDGE CROSSING THE ILLINOIS RIVER).
6. DETAIL OF VERTICAL LIFT SPAN AND FIXED SPAN IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF VERTICAL LIFT SPAN, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
7. DETAIL OF LATERAL BRACING OF THROUGH TRUSS SPAN (THIS SPAN IS IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF THE VERTICAL LIFT SPAN).
8. DETAIL OF LATERAL BRACING AND PORTAL MEMBERS OF THROUGH TRUSS SPAN IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF VERTICAL LIFT SPAN, LOOKING SOUTH.
9. SOUTHERNMOST SPAN OF ILLINOIS RIVER BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH.
10. VIEW OF PORTAL OF SPAN IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF VERTICAL LIFT SPAN, LOOKING SOUTH.
11. GENERAL VIEW OF PORTAL OF SPAN IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF VERTICAL LIFT SPAN, LOOKING SOUTH.
12. DETAIL OF BUILDER'S PLATE (WHICH READS 'STATION 1037+08.38; BUILT 1926 BY STATE OF ILLINOIS; BOND ISSUE ROUTE 2; SECTION 70-C').
13. DETAIL OF VERTICAL AND DIAGONAL MEMBERS OF SOUTHERNMOST SPAN.
14. DETAIL OF GUARDRAIL LOOKING WEST.
15. VIEW OF FLOOR BEAMS AND LATERAL BRACING BELOW THE DECK OF THE FIXED SPAN IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF THE VERTICAL LIFT SPAN, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
16. DETAIL OF SUPPORT OF FIXED SPAN AT THE NORTHERNMOST THROUGH TRUSS, LOOKING NORTHWEST.


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