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NYC/CO&P Overpass


Chicago, Ottawa & Peoria Interurban bridge

Carried RR over C.O.& P. Interurban RR

Tom Romanowski collection


BH Photo #324327



Concrete arch bridge carries railroad over abandoned C.O.& P. interurban ROW


Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Chicago, Ottawa & Peoria Railway on New York Central Railroad/Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
DePue, Bureau County, Illinois
Built 1907
- Chicago & Illinois Valley Railway (C&IV)
- Chicago, Indiana & Southern Railroad (CI&S)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Chicago, Ottawa & Peoria Railway (CO&P)
- Interurban
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Closed-spandrel arch
Span length: 15.0 ft.
Total length: 15.0 ft.
Also called
MILW/CO&P Overpass
CO&P Tunnel
II&I//CO&P Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.32630, -89.28333   (decimal degrees)
41°19'35" N, 89°16'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/308911/4577495 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 67539 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • May 12, 2015: Updated by Luke: Merged info from an already-made entry.
  • May 12, 2015: Added by GS



Interurban Tunnel
Posted May 12, 2015, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Hardly an expert in photo retouching but it seems like a whited out part on a print would come from a dark area on the negative. This suggests that something was added to the negative rather than the original information removed.

I wonder if the alteration could be removed without damaging the underling emulsion. We might get to see the train again.

Interurban Tunnel
Posted May 12, 2015, by Luke

Gene, I had the exact location on the entry I'd already made for the structure, and moved the pin to that location when I merged the information.

Interurban Tunnel
Posted May 12, 2015, by GS

That was the way I got the photo. A friend bought a box of glass slides/negatives at a sale; printed them; then tried to identify them. I found the identity of #1 & #2 on a local website which had Photo #3. I know it is in the DePue, IL area but not exactly where. Hoping that somebody on the site can come up with the exact location.