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Tiskilwa Bridge, Toconship Road 236 over Bureau Creek, Tiskilwa, Bureau County, IL



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Location
Toconship Road 236 over Bureau Creek, Tiskilwa vicinity, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-108
Building/structure dates: 1884 initial construction
Significance: This three span bridge, located at a historic crossing on Bureau Creek, includes two Pratt truss spans. The 119' span is an early example of a Through Pratt built by the Smith Bridge Company, one of two spans in Illinois known to have been built by this prominent and prolific Toledo, Ohio, builder. The 60' pony span was built by the Decatur Bridge Company of Decatur, Illinois, a smaller bridge building company with bridges believed to have been generally limited to Illinois. Pin-connected Pratts were a common late 19th and early 20th century metal truss design which is vanishing from the American landscape.

Subjects
Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. DISTANT VIEW TO EAST
2. VIEW TO EAST
3. VIEW TO WEST
4. VIEW TO NORTH, WITH SOUTH APPROACH
5. VIEW TO NORTH, OF THROUGH TRUSS
6. SOUTH PORTAL, UPPER PORTION, SHOWING BRACING, FINALS, AND NAMEPLATE, THROUGH TRUSS
7. VIEW TO NORTHWEST OF EAST THROUGH TRUSS
8. INTERIOR VIEW TO SOUTH OF THROUGH TRUSS
9. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST OF PORTION OF EAST THROUGH TRUSS
10. VIEW TO NORTHWEST AND UNDERNEATH OF EAST PONY TRUSS, NORTHERN PORTION OF THROUGH TRUSS, AND BENT
11. DETAIL OF PANEL POINT, LOWER CHORD, WEST THROUGH TRUSS
12. SOUTH ABUTMENT AND PORTION OF FLOOR, THROUGH TRUSS


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