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STR - US51 Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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BH Photo #215905

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Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over US 51 on Penn Central Railroad in Cairo
Location
Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Railroads
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Shawnee Terminal Railway (STR)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 43.0 ft.
Total length: 66.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.01917, -89.18472   (decimal degrees)
37°01'09" N, 89°11'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/305647/4099230 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cairo
Inventory numbers
IL 002-9906 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 49778 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2014: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • September 19, 2012: New photos from J.P.
  • October 8, 2011: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

STR - US51 Overpass
Posted November 20, 2018, by Luke

Sometimes people will complain about the older concrete bridges too:

https://bridgehunter.com/ia/johnson/bh67409/

STR - US51 Overpass
Posted November 20, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Like these old King Girders. Heck I enjoy culverts, to each there own. If you post TOO many UCEBs the group WILL let you know. I have many shots of bridges I don't post. I take because I'm there and probably no one else will bother. Not for my edification just for future history. Put up a tiny 1920's culvert the other day. Really nothing special, however I was deep in Pennsyltucky , and it was marked to be replaced probably soon as bridge up road was being so at that time.

Penn Central Bridge
Posted September 16, 2012, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Saw this bridge yesterday. Took photos. Noticed that this bridge was listed without a known builder. When looking at the bridge yesterday J.P. and I found the bridge plaques, lo and behold, the bridge plaques revealed that this bridge is a product of the King Iron Bridge Company!