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CA&E/EJ&E Overpass

Photo 

Electric Railway Journal

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #324032

Map 

Description 

The EJ&E Archives lists this bridge as being EJ&E Bridge 134.5, whereas Great Third Rail, citing the Electric Railway Journal, lists the bridge as being CA&E.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway & Chicago & North Western Railway on Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad
Location
West Chicago, Du Page County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1909; Removed ca. 1938
Railroads
- Aurora, Elgin & Chicago Railway (AE&C)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad (CA&E)
- Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway (EJE)
- Interurban
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 260.0 ft.
Also called
EJ&E - Bridge 134.5
CA&E/CNW Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.89286, -88.21464   (decimal degrees)
41°53'34" N, 88°12'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/399237/4638593 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 39 N., R. 9 E., Sec. 4
Inventory number
BH 65200 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 5, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • January 2, 2015: Added by Luke

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