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UP - Chicago Street Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in October 2011

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BH Photo #218902

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Street View 

Description 

Very interesting old bridge. Site next to bridge of the old Elgin Station, which we learned in grade school was a frequent stop for President/General Ulysses S Grant en-route to his home in Galena, IL. Cut out in South abutment where old stairs lead up to station. Length Approximated. Build date provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives

Facts 

Overview
Through plate girder bridge over Chicago Street in Elgin on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 70.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW - Chicago Street Overpass
C&NW Bridge #337
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.03605, -88.28821   (decimal degrees)
42°02'10" N, 88°17'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/393372/4654581 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elgin
Inventory number
BH 49948 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from C&NW Bridge Records
  • July 16, 2018: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 17, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • October 18, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Addded categories
  • October 29, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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