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KBSR - Iroquois Junction Bridge

Photos 

An assortment of bridge types in one location.

Photo taken by Tom Hall in July 2006

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BH Photo #145953

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Facts 

Overview
Railroad bridge over U.S. 52 on Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad south of Donovan
Location
Iroquois County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1934 for the double-tracked Milwaukee Road Railroad
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Kankakee, Beaverville & Southern Railroad (KBSR)
Design
From south to north:
Timber stringer
Pratt pony truss
Deck plate girder
Timber stringer
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.85951, -87.60526   (decimal degrees)
40°51'34" N, 87°36'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/448988/4523338 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sheldon
Inventory numbers
038-0106
BH 43334 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • April 3, 2011: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • February 26, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Added GPS coordinates
  • September 7, 2009: Added by Tom Hall

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jacob P. Bernard

Comments 

Iroquois Junction Bridge
Posted March 11, 2011, by Gene Smania

State structure number 038-0106. US Rt 52 had not been built at the time the railroad cnstructed this bridge. When US 52 was built the north abutment was relocated and the two spans over the roadway were added.