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KCS - Piasa Creek Bridge

Photos 

Delhi Railroad Bridge

only decent unobstructed view of the bridge from the US 67 bridge at this time of the year.

Photo taken by Kim Harvey in September 2008

BH Photo #124746

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete Encased Stone Arch bridge over Piasa Creek on Kansas City Southern Railway
Location
Jersey County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1881, Stabalized 1904 and 1911, Encased 1918
Railroads
- Chicago & Alton Railroad (C&A)
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway (GMO)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Design
Concrete Encased Stone Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 37.0 ft.
Total length: 260.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01972, -90.24722   (decimal degrees)
39°01'11" N, 90°14'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/738320/4322571 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brighton
Inventory number
BH 37436 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2017: New photos from David Huffman
  • June 28, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 23, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • February 1, 2014: New photo from John Christeson
  • March 10, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: street view
  • September 16, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

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