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CN - US51 Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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BH Photo #215901

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Facts 

Overview
Plate girder bridge over US 51 on IC Railroad in Cairo
Location
Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois
Status
Open to rail traffic above and highway traffic below
History
Built 1903
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Pony/through plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.9 ft.
Total length: 69.9 ft.
Also called
IC - US51 Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.02139, -89.18556   (decimal degrees)
37°01'17" N, 89°11'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/305579/4099478 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cairo
Inventory numbers
IL 002-9903 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 49776 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2014: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • October 8, 2011: Added by Ben Tate

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