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St. Joseph Railroad Bridge

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Looking roughly north

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BH Photo #272875

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Steel stringer bridge over Salt Fork Vermilion River on former Conrail Railroad at St. Joseph
Location
St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois
Status
Abandoned, but intact
Future prospects
Bridge is planned to become part of the 24.5 mile Urbana to Danville Kickapoo bike trail and be converted to a pedestrian bridge.
History
Built ca. 1922?, abandoned ca. 1990's
Railroads
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL; Big 4)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Peoria & Eastern Railroad (P&E)
Design
Steel stringer
Also called
Kickapoo Bike Trail Salt Fork Vermillion River Bridge (Future Name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.11087, -88.05145   (decimal degrees)
40°06'39" N, 88°03'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/410393/4440592 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Joseph
Inventory number
BH 59227 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 16, 2014: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • January 15, 2014: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

Sources 

  • Jacob P. Bernard

Comments 

St. Joseph Railroad Bridge
Posted August 19, 2017, by Ellen Hedrick (Ellenh1965 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This old railroad bridge is back in service as a pedestrian bridge. It is part of the Kickapoo Rail Trail. The trail is officially open on August 25, 2017. The tressell and ties were retrofit with six prefab steel frame bridges with timber decking.