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CN - Kelly Road Overpass

Photos 

Kelly Road Bridge

Photo taken by Frank Hicks in May 2011

BH Photo #200069

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone Arch bridge over Kelly Road on the ICRR, 2.8 mi. northeast of Galena
Location
Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1853, deck refurbished 1926
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Stone arch reinforced with concrete
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 15.1 ft.
Total length: 27.8 ft.
Also called
IC - Bridge #W159.3
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.46389, -90.35806   (decimal degrees)
42°27'50" N, 90°21'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/717210/4704665 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Scales Mound West
Inventory numbers
IL 043-9911 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15377 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • April 27, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • June 1, 2011: New photo from Frank Hicks

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Comments 

Kelly Road Bridge
Posted December 10, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

According to an IC track map, the bridge was built in 1853, with it being refurbished with a new floor in 1923

Kelly Road Bridge
Posted April 27, 2012, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have a theory that this and the Posey Hollow arch bridge were built for creek crossings. A small creek comes down the hill, goes into a culvert that have been buried under the cement down the center of each arch. Then continues in a creek bed beyond. The culverts are PVC so they're not that old. Any local input?