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Hazen Bridge

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Built in 1893 the Hazen Bridge is located north of Mahomet, Illinois.  It has been closed to vehicle traffic for at least twenty years.  Amazingly, when a new bridge was built just slightly to the south the Hazen Bridge was preserved.  The unusual thing about this bridge is the long approaches over a suspended wooden plank roadbed.

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I can say from personal experience that crossing this bridge in a car got your attention. I have crossed a lot of bridges with a wooden plank roadbed, however the length of this bridge was unique in my experience. So while most of the old truss bridges are now gone I am glad that this remarkable example is still here. I took some photos there a while back and just got around to doing something with them.

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