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BNSF - Media Trestle

Photos 

Photo taken by Dave Sebben

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BH Photo #236387

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Ellison Creek & CR1000N on BNSF RR
Location
Henderson County, Illinois
Status
Open
History
Built 1894, Remodeled for Second Track 1907, Replaced 2017
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 741.2 ft.
Also called
ATSF - Media Trestle
BNSF - Ellison Creek Trestle
ATSF - Ellison Creek Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.77806, -90.81722   (decimal degrees)
40°46'41" N, 90°49'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/684196/4516411 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kirkwood West
Inventory numbers
IL 036-9910 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 52577 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
25

Update Log 

  • November 4, 2017: Updated by John Marvig: Added Information from ATSF Bridge Book
  • April 12, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • February 9, 2017: Updated by Luke: Doomed
  • June 11, 2015: New photos from Steve Conro
  • July 30, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 28, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • May 28, 2012: Added by Steve Conro

Sources 

Comments 

BNSF - Media Creek Bridge
Posted September 6, 2014, by Garrett Bowen (scatpak [at] gmail [dot] com)

Are there any photos of the building of this bridge in 1888? My great grandfather was 5 when the trestle was built and he spoke of sitting on the hill watching the camp scene. He was fascinated with the process. I have been searching for a long time for just one photo. Are there any in the archives that could be copied? Thank you.