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Northbrook Rail Crossing

Photos 

Bridge is in the background.

Photo taken by Amtrak290

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BH Photo #300785

Map 

Description 

Former Chicago & Northwestern Rail bridge originally crossing the CMStP&P. Now its the UP over the Canadian Pacific. Metra leases track rights.

Facts 

Overview
Lattice through truss bridge over Canadian Pacific Railway on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Northbrook, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1912
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Commuter Rail
- Metra (METX)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 140.0 ft.
Also called
UP/CP Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.11160, -87.82153   (decimal degrees)
42°06'42" N, 87°49'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/432081/4662493 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Park Ridge
Inventory number
BH 51370 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2018: New photos from John Marvig
  • May 7, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 11, 2014: New photo from Luke
  • February 23, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 22, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Chicago & North Western Railway"
  • February 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Skewed", "Metra", "Union Pacific Railroad"

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