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Fidler Bridge, Spanning Iroquis River at County Highway 45, Watseka, Iroquois County, IL



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B&W Photos

HB451988
View To South

HB451989
View To North

HB451990
View To Northeast

HB451991
Approach And East Portal

HB451992
Approach And West Portal

HB451993
View To Northeast Showing Southwest Pier Support Of Truss

HB451994
Plaque At West Portal

HB451995
Undercarriage Of Deck, View To West


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Iroquis River at County Highway 45, Watseka vicinity, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-122
Significance: This two-span bridge, located at an historic crossing over the Iroquois River, includes a 200' through Pennsylvania truss built by the Clinton Bridge and Iron Works, one of two spans in Illinois known to have been built by this Clinton, Iowa builder, and one of three of this type listed in the Illinois Bridge Inventory, the others being at L'Erable, 1903, and Spring Valley, 1934. Pennsylvania trusses were a popular long span bridge type from the late 19th century into the 1930s. Few examples of this truss are known to exist today on American highways, another metal truss type vanishing from the landscape.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW TO SOUTH
2. VIEW TO NORTH
3. VIEW TO NORTHEAST
4. APPROACH AND EAST PORTAL
5. APPROACH AND WEST PORTAL
6. VIEW TO NORTHEAST SHOWING SOUTHWEST PIER SUPPORT OF TRUSS
7. PLAQUE AT WEST PORTAL
8. UNDERCARRIAGE OF DECK, VIEW TO WEST


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