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CM&G - South Branch Kishwaukee River Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Kishwaukee River on Chicago, Milwaukee, & Gary Railroad
Location
DeKalb, De Kalb County, Illinois
Status
Removed
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee & Gary Railway (CM&G)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.96193, -88.74035   (decimal degrees)
41°57'43" N, 88°44'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/355780/4647014 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sycamore
Inventory number
BH 66777 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

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Comments 

CM&G - South Branch Kishwaukee River Bridge
Posted March 24, 2018, by Wayne DeMunn (waynemegaman [at] gmail [dot] com)

The railroad bridge mentioned here is still in place over the river, although it has been slightly modified. It is a wooden trestle bridge and some of the supports have been removed possibly to allow less restricted water flow for the river below. The bridge was probably built by the Illinois, Iowa & Minnesota Railway in 1904 or 05. This railroad was later reorganized into the Chicago, Milwaukee & Gary which eventually fell into the hands of the Milwaukee Road. The bridge is still used today as part of the DeKalb Nature Trail which runs over the former railway path between N First St to Sycamore Rd (IL Rt23).

I haven't taken any photos of the bridge myself so I cant post any but, I can share a link to Martin O'Connor's photo of the bridge in our facebook group for the Gary Line Railroad https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152536508214624&se...