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BNSF - Downtown Aurora Overpass

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New York St

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2011

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BH Photo #221423

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Description 

BNSF mainline crosses through and over downtown Aurora on a long staggered concrete slab supported by hundreds of concrete columns. It spans 2000' from New York St to Clark Ave. Crossing over New York St, Galena Blvd, Downer Pl, Benton, Broadway and Clark.

Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge over Downtown Aurora on BNSF (former CB&Q)
Location
Aurora, Kane County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
2000' Concrete slab with concrete columns and newer steel columns added for additional support
Dimensions
Total length: 2,000.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.75634, -88.31233   (decimal degrees)
41°45'23" N, 88°18'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/390901/4623555 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Aurora North
Inventory number
BH 50441 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Addded categories
  • December 6, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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