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KCS - Illinois River Bridge

Photos 

East Approach

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in Sept. 07

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BH Photo #127563

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Illinois River on Kansas City Southern Railway (former GWWR and Chicago & Alton) Railroad
Location
Greene County, Illinois, and Pike County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902, Lift Span Added 1978
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago & Alton Railroad (C&A)
- Gateway Western Railroad (GWWR)
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Design
Main span: Polygonal Warren through truss vertical lift
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 425.0 ft.
Total length: 1,180.0 ft.
Also called
Pearl Railroad Bridge
GWWR Illinois River Bridge
Alton Rail Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.45757, -90.61052   (decimal degrees)
39°27'27" N, 90°36'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/705581/4370281 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pearl East
Inventory number
BH 38084 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 23, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • January 2, 2013: New photo from Steve Conro
  • March 1, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Added GPS coordinates
  • January 1, 2010: Updated by Joe Virruso: Added common bridge name
  • February 10, 2009: New photo from David Birckhead
  • November 14, 2008: Added by Nathan Morton

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