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CN - East Fork Galena River Bridge #4

Photos 

Council Hill East.JPG

Photo taken by Steve Conro in October 2011

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BH Photo #216422

Map 

Description 

Looks like it was originally a two track configuration.

Facts 

Overview
Deck Plate Girder bridge over East Fork Galena River on Canadian National near Council Hills Station
Location
Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1921
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
3 SpanDeck Plate Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 123.0 ft.
Also called
CN - Council Hills Station Bridge (E)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.46935, -90.33664   (decimal degrees)
42°28'10" N, 90°20'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/718952/4705326 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Scales Mound West
Inventory number
BH 49790 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2018: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added build date
  • October 24, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • April 27, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Illinois Central Railroad"
  • October 9, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

Council Hill Station East
Posted October 9, 2011, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

Looks like those supports are wide enough to hold a 2nd set of tracks.