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Keyesport Causeway

Photos 

view of the pony plate girder span

Photo taken by Kim Harvey in April 2010

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BH Photo #162604

Map 

special notes 

Written by Kim Harvey

this causeway is impossible to photograph unless on boat.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Kaskaskia River (Carlyle Lake) on BNSF Railway in Keyesport
Location
Keyesport, Clinton County, Illinois, and Bond County, Illinois
Status
Used by railroad traffic
History
Built in the mid to late 1950s when Carlyle Lake was constructed
Railroad
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
large causeway with steel trestles, and several deck plate and pony plate girder spans
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.74080, -89.26673   (decimal degrees)
38°44'27" N, 89°16'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/302994/4290452 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Keyesport
Inventory number
BH 38316 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2018: New photo from David Huffman
  • April 17, 2010: New photos from Kim Harvey
  • April 11, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey
  • March 23, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: added GPS coordinates from terraserver
  • December 6, 2008: Essay added by Kim Harvey