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NYC - DePue Lake Bridge

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153

Aerial photograph taken for the State of Illinois in 1941

View this photo at isgs.uiuc.edu

BH Photo #324650

Map 

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. It was presumably removed at the same time as the swing bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over DePue Lake (Illinois River Backwater) on New York Central Railroad/Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Location
DePue, Bureau County, Illinois
Status
Removed
History
Built 1907;
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago, Indiana & Southern Railroad (CI&S)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Deck plate girder
Also called
MILW - DePue Lake Bridge
NYC - DePue Lake Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.32185, -89.28312   (decimal degrees)
41°19'19" N, 89°16'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/308916/4577001 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Depue
Inventory number
BH 67570 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • May 13, 2015: Added by Luke

Sources 

  • Luke