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IC - West Frankfort Overpass

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IC - West Frankfort

Southern Illinoisan, December 28 1955

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BH Photo #440421

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Description 

Since this isn't really north of town it's just a start. The IC line was not here for very long. A couple of maps from 1941 and 1963 show ending here and going east. One 1963 map shows it running to the west from here. But this looks like the only place where there is a non-grade crossing of the C&EI track by anything belonging to IC near West Frankfort.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Girder bridge
Location
West Frankfort, Franklin County, Illinois
Status
Destroyed by fire
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.89446, -88.92822   (decimal degrees)
37°53'40" N, 88°55'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/330457/4195858 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 7 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 19
Elevation
410 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 83952 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 1, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Probable location
  • December 31, 2018: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

IC - West Frankfort Overpass
Posted January 1, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thank you Clark !