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DM&E/Elgin-Belvidere Electric Overpass

Photo 

Western Electrician

Chicago, IL, United States, Saturday, April 13, 1907 vol. 40, no. 15, p. 319, col. 2-3

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1920

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BH Photo #319266

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge over Elgin & Belvidere (abandoned) on CPRR (former Milwaukee Road)
Location
Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905 for Elgin & Belvidere interurban line to pass under Milwaukee Road; E&B abandoned 1930
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- Elgin & Belvidere Electric Co. (E&B)
- Interurban
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Slab
Also called
MILW/Elgin-Belvidere Electric Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.06106, -88.35286   (decimal degrees)
42°03'40" N, 88°21'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/388065/4657441 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elgin
Inventory number
BH 60737 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • April 20, 2014: Added by Frank Hicks

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Comments 

DM&E/Elgin-Belvidere Electric Overpass
Posted April 8, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Zooming in and clicking into the google maps page for the "subway" allows access to some recent photos. It appears he trestle overhead has been built up into an embankment.

DM&E/Elgin-Belvidere Electric Overpass
Posted April 8, 2017, by Luke

Also this bridge shows up in Bing aerial imagery, so there's also that.

DM&E/Elgin-Belvidere Electric Overpass
Posted April 8, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is actually a common situation on this website. The bridge is open to traffic above, and thus is considered "open to traffic"; despite not being open to traffic below.

DM&E/Elgin-Belvidere Electric Overpass
Posted April 8, 2017, by Dean Skora (chidino1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

In addition to Mr. Conro's accurate statement, I believe both of us can verify that this bridge is not "open to traffic".

DM&E/Elgin-Belvidere Electric Overpass
Posted August 8, 2015, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I know this area and am fairly certain this is bridge is not at this location.