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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 1910, To Be Replaced 2017
Railroad
- 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

Categories 

BNSF Railway (1,083)
Built 1910 (1,030)
Built during 1910s (8,762)
Deck girder (4,500)
Girder (7,958)
Henderson County, Illinois (24)
Illinois (3,845)
Open (36,590)
Owned by railroad (9,826)
Plate girder (6,128)
Railroad (13,093)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,906)
Steel Trestle (151)
Tall Bridges (313)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,539)

Update Log 

  • 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.