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Vieley Bridge, Spanning North Fork Vermillion River at Township R, Saunemin, Livingston County, IL



B&W Photos

HB441497
Overview Of Bridge, Facing Northwest

HB441498
3/4 View, Facing South, Showing Approach Truss

HB441499
Oblique 3/4 View Of West Side, Facing South

HB441500
Close-up View Of North Portal, Facing Southwest

HB441501
Detail View Of Approach Truss, Facing West

HB441502
View Of Main Truss, Showing Stringers And Floor Beams, Facing Northeast

HB441503
View Of Bearing Seat At Northwest Pier Caisson, Facing Southeast

HB441504
Close-up View Of Bowstring Arch, Showing Vertical Connections And Lateral Bracing, Facing Northeast

HB441505
Elevated View, Showing Upper Chord Detail, Facing Northeast

HB441506
Close-up View Of Portal, Facing Northeast

HB441507
Overview Of South Portal, Facing Northeast

HB441508
3/4 View Of West Side, Facing East

HB441509
Close-up View Of South Pier, Facing East

HB441510
Overview Of Bridge, Facing Southeast


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Item Title


Location
Spanning North Fork Vermillion River at Township R, Saunemin vicinity, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-22
Building/structure dates: 1880 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1906 subsequent work
Significance: The Vieley Bridge is one of two iron and steel bowstring arch truss bridges of the Phoenix Ring upper chord design remaining in Livingston County. The bridge possesses significance as an example of the early development of structural engineering in the United States.

Subjects
People Associated With Politics & Government
Civil Engineering
Transportation Engineering


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERVIEW OF BRIDGE, FACING NORTHWEST
2. 3/4 VIEW, FACING SOUTH, SHOWING APPROACH TRUSS
3. OBLIQUE 3/4 VIEW OF WEST SIDE, FACING SOUTH
4. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF NORTH PORTAL, FACING SOUTHWEST
5. DETAIL VIEW OF APPROACH TRUSS, FACING WEST
6. VIEW OF MAIN TRUSS, SHOWING STRINGERS AND FLOOR BEAMS, FACING NORTHEAST
7. VIEW OF BEARING SEAT AT NORTHWEST PIER CAISSON, FACING SOUTHEAST
8. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF BOWSTRING ARCH, SHOWING VERTICAL CONNECTIONS AND LATERAL BRACING, FACING NORTHEAST
9. ELEVATED VIEW, SHOWING UPPER CHORD DETAIL, FACING NORTHEAST
10. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF PORTAL, FACING NORTHEAST
11. OVERVIEW OF SOUTH PORTAL, FACING NORTHEAST
12. 3/4 VIEW OF WEST SIDE, FACING EAST
13. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF SOUTH PIER, FACING EAST
14. OVERVIEW OF BRIDGE, FACING SOUTHEAST


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