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UP - De Soto Viaduct

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Desoto Viaduct

photo taken from a cell phone. the concrete girder bridge is over the highway. the pony plate girder bridge (not well shown) to the right is over the railroad tracks. the other concrete girder approaches are not shown.

Photo taken by Kim Harvey

BH Photo #123016

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete girder and Pony Plate Girder bridge over US 51, CN Railroad, and Oak Street on the Union Pacific Railroad in De Soto
Location
Jackson County, Illinois
Status
Open to railroad traffic above and vehicle traffic below
History
Built 1903
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
3 span concrete girder (over Oak Street)
1 span pony plate girder (over railroad)
4 span concrete girder (over highway)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.5 ft.
Total length: 369.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.82028, -89.22806   (decimal degrees)
37°49'13" N, 89°13'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/303893/4188213 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
De Soto
Inventory numbers
IL 039-9908 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15342 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2020: New photo from Steve Conro
  • January 13, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 18, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • September 19, 2008: New photos from Kim Harvey
  • September 6, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey: updated design, added that it also crosses CN railroad tracks

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Comments 

De Soto Railroad Bridge
Posted May 31, 2006, by Anonymous

That bridge was replaced a few years ago.