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UP - West Branch DuPage River Bridge

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UP W. Branch DuPage River Bridge

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Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2015

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BH Photo #335881

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Description 

Build dates provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over West Branch DuPage River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Winfield, Du Page County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1863, Widened 1895 and 1905
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 16.0 ft.
Total length: 32.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Bridge #50
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.87106, -88.16144   (decimal degrees)
41°52'16" N, 88°09'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/403617/4636112 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Naperville
Inventory number
BH 54428 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from C&NW Bridge Records including 1863 and 1895 build dates
  • August 18, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 11, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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UP - West Branch DuPage River Bridge
Posted March 25, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Found a 1918 valuation record for this bridge. The main date is listed as 1895, but a note scribbled down gives the 1863 date. I do not doubt either of these dates, and it seems likely that the bridge was expanded twice (again in 1905).