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Renwick Road Bridge, Plainfield, Will County, IL



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B&W Photos

HB452172
Distant View To South

HB452173
Distant View To Northwest

HB452174
View To Southeast

HB452175
View To Northwest

HB452176
View To West Showing Floor Beams, Stringers, And West Abutment

HB452177
Distant View Of East Portal

HB452178
View To East Of West Portal

HB452179
Detail, Upper Portion Of West Portal, With Plaque


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Location
Plainfield vicinity, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-123
Significance: This single-span bridge, located near a historic site on DuPage River is a through Pratt truss, 151 feet in length, the last surviving through truss in Will County, and an example of a bridge type once familiar in Illinois. This truss, built by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company, is one of three spans in the state known to have been built by this prolific Canton, Ohio, builder. Pin-connected Pratts were a common late 19th and early 20th century metal truss design which is vanishing from the American landscape.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. DISTANT VIEW TO SOUTH
2. DISTANT VIEW TO NORTHWEST
3. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST
4. VIEW TO NORTHWEST
5. VIEW TO WEST SHOWING FLOOR BEAMS, STRINGERS, AND WEST ABUTMENT
6. DISTANT VIEW OF EAST PORTAL
7. VIEW TO EAST OF WEST PORTAL
8. DETAIL, UPPER PORTION OF WEST PORTAL, WITH PLAQUE


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