Hazen Bridge

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Hazen Bridge
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Coordinates40°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
CarriesPedestrian and bicycle; formerly a single vehicle roadway Newcomb Township road 85
CrossesSangamon River
LocaleMahomet, Illinois
Maintained byNewcomb Township
ID number010-3103
Characteristics
Design16 spans, main span is a Pratt through truss span
Width13 feet 7 inches
Longest span120 feet (channel span)
Clearance above14 feet
History
Opened1893

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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