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CN - Wabash Avenue Bridge

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CN Wabash Avenue Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2018

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BH Photo #441269

Map 

Description 

This bridge at Wabash Avenue may be in the worst condition of all the St. Charles Air Line bridges. The stone abutments are particularly deteriorated, requiring extensive shoring with wooden blocks to support the girders.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wabash Avenue on Canadian National Railway
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
To be replaced 2019
History
Built 1899
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad (CWI)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- St. Charles Air Line Railroad
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 106.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.86080, -87.62572   (decimal degrees)
41°51'39" N, 87°37'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/448066/4634510 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83943 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2019: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added photos, Description, categories
  • January 6, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 31, 2018: Added by John Marvig

Sources 

  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com