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IC - Galena River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #263963

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Galena River on Illinois Central Railroad
Location
Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1914
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Gould Construction Co. of Davenport, Iowa (Substructure)
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Lift Design)
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Warren through truss bascule
Dimensions
Total length: 99.0 ft.
Also called
Galena Jacknife Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.40895, -90.43122   (decimal degrees)
42°24'32" N, 90°25'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/711378/4698379 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Galena
Inventory number
BH 57664 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • December 21, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • November 4, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 22, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 9, 2014: Photo imported by Luke
  • August 18, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Destroyed by derailment"
  • August 18, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler

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