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L&N - Venedy Station Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

View this photo at gis.hpa.state.il.us

BH Photo #144907

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Kaskaskia River on former Louisville and Nashville Railroad west of Venedy Station
Location
Clinton County, Illinois, and Washington County, Illinois
Status
Abandoned but intact
History
built around 1902. Abandoned and listed on the NRHP in 1996.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
Design
Pony/through plate girder
Stone piers
wooden trestle approach spans
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1996
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.45106, -89.63458   (decimal degrees)
38°27'04" N, 89°38'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/270096/4259151 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Venedy
Inventory numbers
NRHP 96001280 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 41833 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2009: New photo from Kim Harvey
  • August 11, 2009: New photo from Kim Harvey
  • July 9, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: NHRP date
  • June 24, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: overview, design
  • June 20, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: year built, links from State of Illinois
  • May 24, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey
  • May 23, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: added Bridge Builder, NRHP details
  • April 11, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: added a category
  • March 23, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey

Comments 

Venedy Station Rail Bridge
Posted June 3, 2012, by Kim Harvey

I have seen it from 160/177 but its only possible to shoot it from that vantage point in the winter, and there is nowhere nearby where I can safely park my vehicle and do it. That point is about 1/2 mile into Clinton County. This whole area is surrounded by private property and club houses.

Venedy Station Rail Bridge
Posted March 3, 2011, by Andrew Jankowski (andyj [at] hometel [dot] com)

I wanted to point out that the former L&N/CSX bridge over the Kaskaskia is indeed visible from IL Route 160/177. Also, the wooden trestle pictured here is crossing, what I believe to be an old oxbow of the Kaskaskia.