Five Mile Bridge

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Five Mile Bridge

     Five miles west of Morris, Illinois, there is a distinctive looking bridge over the Illinois Michigan Canal on Old Stage Coach Road.  This is a timber arch vehicular bridge.  This is the first of its kind in Illinois.  It is a replacement of the old Pratt Truss Bridge.  Although it looks old, it was actually constructed in 1995.  It’s length is 130.3 feet.  It’s width is 25.9 feet.  The length of its largest span is 126.6 feet.   
     The designer was Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer & Associates.  It was built by Belvidere Construction.  The bridge owner is Grundy County, Illinois and Erienna TWP.

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Five Miles Bridge

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