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Abandoned MoPac - Cache Channel Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn in January 2015

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BH Photo #375590

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Facts 

Overview
Pony plate-girder bridge over the Cache River Diversion Channel next to IL 3 on Abandoned Missouri Pacific Railroad
Location
Alexander County, Illinois
Status
Still standing, but rails removed
History
Built ca. 1950 to span the newly created Cache River Diversion Channel
Railroad
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.09293, -89.25667   (decimal degrees)
37°05'35" N, 89°15'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/299441/4107563 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cache
Inventory number
BH 15003 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2017: New photos from James Baughn
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"

Comments 

Cache Channel Illinois Central Bridge
Posted February 12, 2007, by John P. Kohlberg (iselinshop [at] mn [dot] rr [dot] com)

Just want to clarify things based on the previous comment. This is a GM&O era bridge across the Cache Channel. I have a photo dated May 21, 1965, taken by the GM&O, of this bridge.

Cache Channel Illinois Central Bridge
Posted August 22, 2005, by Gary (angler1956 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge was used by the GM&O. It was built during the Cache River diversion project.

The GM&O never crossed the Cache before this project. May have been a ICG bridge after the merger in the 1970's. The other Cache river IC bridge is at another location.