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Illinois Prairie Path Geneva Branch - Jack T. Knuepfer Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in March 2012

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BH Photo #226903

Description 

Built in 1990 at cost of $1.2 million, the bridge won the American Institute of Steel Construction Prize Bridge Competition Award of Merit.

Facts 

Overview
Through arch bridge over EJ&E/CNRR W. Chicago yard on IPP-Geneva Spur
Location
West Chicago, Du Page County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in 1990
Design
Solid ribbed arch suspension bridge with steel stringer approaches. Concrete deck
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.89287, -88.21458   (decimal degrees)
41°53'34" N, 88°12'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/399241/4638594 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Chicago
Inventory number
BH 50361 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • November 29, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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