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NYC/IAIS Overpass

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DePue Rail Crossing

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

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BH Photo #331741

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Description 

Primarily a New York Central bridge, the Milwaukee Road (Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad) had trackage rights over the line, and was reportedly the last railroad to use the bridge in 1980.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Iowa Interstate Railroad on New York Central Railroad
Location
DePue, Bureau County, Illinois
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1907
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chicago, Indiana & Southern Railroad (CI&S)
- Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.32603, -89.28332   (decimal degrees)
41°19'34" N, 89°16'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/308912/4577465 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Depue
Inventory number
BH 65818 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 5, 2016: Updated by Steve Conro: Changed name so its grouped with other NYC listings
  • September 29, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • July 14, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 3, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information

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