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Conrail - Big Creek Bridge

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Big Creek Big Four 1

Middle span taken from bed of Big Creek. Facing west.

Photo taken by bob evinger in July 2012

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Description 

Purchased May 15, 1997 by H.A. Knuth, Paris, IL for use as a wildlife refuge and walking trail.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Big Creek on former Big Four Railroad northwest of Marshall
Location
Clark County, Illinois
Status
Private ownership
Future prospects
Contact: hank.knuth@gmail.com
History
Built 1906
Builder
- Collier Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Railroads
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 360.0 ft.
Also called
Big Four - Big Creek Bridge
NYC - Big Creek Bridge
PC - Big Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.42681, -87.68236   (decimal degrees)
39°25'37" N, 87°40'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/441269/4364363 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marshall
Inventory number
BH 53164 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Edited bridge name
  • August 13, 2012: Added by bob evinger

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