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CSX - Des Plaines Avenue Overpass

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in March 2012

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BH Photo #228154

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Description 

This would have been the Baltimore & Ohio RR's link to the Wisconsin Central later to be the Soo Line Railroad. Now its the CSX link to the Canadian National.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Des Plaines Ave on CSX RR (former Baltimore & Ohio RR)
Location
Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 170.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.87473, -87.81509   (decimal degrees)
41°52'29" N, 87°48'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/432364/4636188 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Berwyn
Inventory numbers
IL 016-0703 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 51783 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 26, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • March 21, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Baltimore and Ohio Railroad", "Canadian National Railway"

Sources 

  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com