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Reevesville Railroad Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn in February 2015

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BH Photo #315451

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Bay Creek on former Illinois Central Rosiclare Branch
Location
Johnson County, Illinois, and Pope County, Illinois
Status
Abandoned with deck removed
History
Built 1885, moved here Ca. 1902; rail line discontinued 1983
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 130.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.35138, -88.71073   (decimal degrees)
37°21'05" N, 88°42'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/348483/4135226 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reevesville
Inventory number
BH 61000 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: added build date from IC track profile
  • February 8, 2015: New photos from James Baughn
  • May 18, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • May 18, 2014: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

Comments 

Reevesville Railroad Bridge
Posted September 17, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Found a date of 1885 in a track profile from the 1970s. It appears that this line was not constructed until 1902, so I would suspect this bridge was originally built at another location.

Reevesville Railroad Bridge
Posted February 9, 2015, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

Nathan: I was thinking the same thing. The trusses might be wrought iron instead of steel. There's some very interesting details, especially the pairs of eyebars that are riveted together.

Reevesville Railroad Bridge
Posted February 9, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Looks older than 1902.