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CN - East Fork Galena River Bridge #9

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in April 2012

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BH Photo #230909

Map 

Description 

Built date is a assumption based on identical bridge about 1/4 mile away with plaque intact.

Also remains of a former timber approach under the concrete

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over E Fork Galena River on CNRR (former ICRR) just S of Buckhill Rd grade crossing
Location
Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1922
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Pratt through truss with modern concrete trestle approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 220.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.45064, -90.38150   (decimal degrees)
42°27'02" N, 90°22'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/715327/4703134 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Galena
Inventory number
BH 52253 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2018: New photos from John Marvig
  • February 6, 2014: New photo from Tom Phelan
  • February 4, 2014: New photo from Tom Phelan
  • January 11, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 26, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • April 27, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Illinois Central Railroad"

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