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UP - Fox River Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in October 2011

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BH Photo #218853

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Description 

Replaced earlier deck truss bridge built in 1886. Construction on current bridge began August 10, 1956 and the bridge was completed on January 4, 1957. Great Western bike trail bridge has been incorporated into the structure.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Fox River in St Charles on UPRR (formerly CGW RR)
Location
St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois
Status
Open
History
Built 1956-1957 for Chicago Great Western RR, pedestrian bridge later added on north side of existing structure
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder on steel towers/Concrete Piers.
Dimensions
Total length: 477.0 ft.
Also called
CGW - Fox River Bridge
Great Western Trail - Fox River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.91686, -88.31558   (decimal degrees)
41°55'01" N, 88°18'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/390904/4641382 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Geneva
Inventory number
BH 48217 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • February 22, 2011: Added by Frank Hicks

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