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Tunnel Hill State Trail - Belknap Bridge

Photos 

West approach

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #102241

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Cache River on the Tunnel Hill State Trail (originally Cairo and Vincennes Railroad), northeast of Belknap
Location
Johnson County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians and bicyclists only
History
Built 1906 by the King Bridge Co.
Railroads
- Cairo & Vincennes Railroad (CAVI)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Main span: Deck plate girder
Approaches: Steel stringers on timber piles
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.33526, -88.92561   (decimal degrees)
37°20'07" N, 88°55'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/329413/4133804 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Karnak
Inventory number
BH 15385 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2018: Updated by James Baughn: Found a plaque that confirms the main span was built in 1906 by King Bridge Co.
  • August 13, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • March 13, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com