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CN - Big Muddy River Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken Oct. 2000 by David Birckhead

BH Photo #102213

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Three-span concrete arch bridge over Big Muddy River on ICRR (now Canadian National), between De Soto and Carbondale next to US 51
Location
Jackson County, Illinois
Status
Still in use
History
Built 1902
Builders
- G. H. Scribner Jr. of Chicago, Illinois (Contractor)
- German-American Portland Cement Co. of Hamburg, Germany & LaSalle, Illinois. (Concrete Mix)
- Henry Williams Parkhurst of Chicago, Illinois (IC Bridge Designer)
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Also called
IC - Big Muddy River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.78597, -89.22372   (decimal degrees)
37°47'09" N, 89°13'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/304184/4184396 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
De Soto
Land survey
T. 8 S., R. 1 W., Sec. 33 (Desoto Twp.)
Inventory number
BH 15341 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 23, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • December 15, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • December 13, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • December 13, 2016: New photos from Dave King
  • April 18, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • April 17, 2010: New photos from Robert Stephenson
  • March 10, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: minor change in GPS
  • June 25, 2009: New photos from John Christeson
  • September 19, 2008: New photos from Kim Harvey
  • September 6, 2006: Posted photos from David Birckhead

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Comments 

Big Muddy ICRR Bridge
Posted February 1, 2011, by William Parkhurst (will [dot] parkhurst [at] verizon [dot] net)

Designed by Henry Williams Parkhurst