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PRR - Little Embarras River Bridge

Photos 

Image

Viewed from the South

Photo taken by Hank Knuth

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BH Photo #310051

Map 

Description 

The trestle is approximately 30' high x 300' long consisting of 22 spans. RR was formerly Terre Haute & Peoria R.R. operated by Vandalia Railroad Co.

Purchased May 15, 1997 by H. A. Knuth, Paris, IL Purchase included 1670' of R.O.W. Intended use: Walking path and wildlife refuge

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Little Embarras River
Location
Coles County, Illinois
Status
Appears the supporting structure is sound, but many of the cross ties are rotted.
Future prospects
Contact Hank.knuth@gmail.com
History
Believed to be originally built in 1916. (unconfirmed)
Railroads
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (PCC&StL)
Design
Wood trestle , 22 span
Dimensions
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.65431, -87.98435   (decimal degrees)
39°39'16" N, 87°59'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/415553/4389853 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 14N., R. 14W., Sec. 16
Inventory number
BH 64979 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2016: New photos from David Huffman
  • December 23, 2014: Updated by Hank Knuth: corrected title and length

Sources 

  • Hank Knuth - Hank [dot] knuth [at] gmail [dot] com
  • David Huffman