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Quinsippi Island Bridge

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View from Riverview Park

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #102020

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Plate girder swing bridge over Quincy Bay providing access to Quinsippi Island Park in Quincy
Location
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
Status
Open
History
Built 1899 using 1867 Arches; Replaced on a new alignment 1961; Used by Narrow Gauge tourist trains until 1984, Coverted to road used after 1984; Repaired 2015-16
Railroads
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Swing Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 650.0 ft.
Also called
CB&Q - Quincy Bay Bridge (Old)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94682, -91.41919   (decimal degrees)
39°56'49" N, 91°25'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/635045/4423051 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Quincy West
Inventory number
BH 14998 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,182)
Adams County, Illinois (56)
Arch (11,192)
Built 1899 (306)
Built during 1890s (2,459)
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (358)
Deck arch (10,431)
Deck girder (4,495)
Girder (7,951)
Have street view (22,077)
Illinois (3,845)
Movable (2,705)
One-lane traffic (7,421)
Open (36,572)
Owned by city (4,488)
Plate girder (6,122)
Quincy, Illinois (13)
Rail-to-road (280)
Railroad (13,089)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,899)
Stone arch (2,649)
Swing (1,248)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,538)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 14, 2016: Updated by Luke: Closed due to a bad pier. City intends to repair
  • January 12, 2016: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • December 15, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added info
  • April 9, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 22, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad"
  • August 22, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 3, 2006: Posted new photos

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