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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

Map 

Street View 

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)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,161)
Alexander County, Illinois (31)
Built during 1950s (3,410)
Girder (8,553)
Have street view (23,736)
Illinois (3,968)
Missouri Pacific Railroad (280)
Owned by railroad (10,394)
Plate girder (6,562)
Railroad (13,766)
Through girder (3,190)

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.