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Morris Terminal Rail Bridge

Photos 

West And North Sides Of Bridge Looking Southeast

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #129628

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Quadruple Intersection Warren Through Truss over Illinois and Michgan Canal on the I&M Canal Trail (former Rock Island Railroad)
Location
Morris, Grundy County, Illinois
Status
Open to Pedestrians
History
Built 1906;
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Morris Terminal Railroad (MTR)
Design
Quadruple Intersection Warren Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 127.0 ft.
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Also called
RI - I&M Canal Morris Spur Bridge #2
MTR - I&M Canal Morris Spur Bridge #2
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.35591, -88.42701   (decimal degrees)
41°21'21" N, 88°25'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/380632/4579250 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Morris
Inventory number
BH 36834 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2021: New photos from Vincent Johnson
  • July 13, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 26, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • December 23, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected to Quadruple Intersection.
  • October 8, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "Morris Terminal Railroad", "Railroad"
  • October 16, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • July 8, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

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