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CN - Drury Creek Bridges

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in August 2018

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BH Photo #434070

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Description 

Pair of skewed rail bridges one is no longer in rail use.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridges over Drury Creek on CN Rwy (former Illinois Central)
Location
Makanda, Jackson County, Illinois
Status
Open
History
Built 1899
Builder
- American Bridge Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.61615, -89.20944   (decimal degrees)
37°36'58" N, 89°12'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/304997/4165522 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82714 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 3, 2018: Added by Steve Conro

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CN Drury Creek Bridges
Posted September 3, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I've noticed that Illinois Central really liked using American Bridge Works around the late 1890s. I suspect they probably had a contract to produce numerous bridges for the IC.