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UP - Shermer Road Bridge

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Description 

Collapsed after a loaded coal train derailed on bridge. Tragically killing 2 motorists in a car below. July 4th 2012

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Shermer Road on UPRR (Former C&NW)
Location
Glenview, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Destroyed by train derailment
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 46.9 ft.
Total length: 100.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.10306, -87.82917   (decimal degrees)
42°06'11" N, 87°49'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/431441/4661551 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Park Ridge
Inventory numbers
IL 016-0712 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 52836 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 8, 2012: Added by Steve Conro

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