Hazen Bridge

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Hazen Bridge
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Coordinates 40°15′10″N 88°23′0″W / 40.25278°N 88.38333°W / 40.25278; -88.38333Coordinates: 40°15′10″N 88°23′0″W / 40.25278°N 88.38333°W / 40.25278; -88.38333
Carries Pedestrian and bicycle; formerly a single vehicle roadway Newcomb Township road 85
Crosses Sangamon River
Locale Mahomet, Illinois
Maintained by Newcomb Township
ID number 010-3103
Characteristics
Design 16 spans, main span is a Pratt through truss span
Width 13 feet 7 inches
Longest span 120 feet (channel span)
Clearance above 14 feet
History
Opened 1893

The Hazen Bridge, also known as the Newcomb Bridge, is a steel bridge spanning the Sangamon River north of Mahomet in Champaign County, Illinois, in the United States. It was constructed at a location known as White's ford, a popular crossing location of that era because of its proximity to Mahomet and Shiloh Church. The bridge was built in 1893 by Seevers Manufacturing Company of Oskaloosa, Iowa for the bid of $4,985. The name is derived from the Hazen family which owned property adjacent to the crossing. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994 as structure #94000433.

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