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Great Western Trail - 12th Street Overpass

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2014

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BH Photo #283293

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Description 

This looks to be a later structure. Abutments suggest and early 2 track bridge. The older stone abutments no longer have a bridge on them.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over 12th St on abandoned Chicago & Great Western Rwy
Location
St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois
History
Built 1941
Builder
- Des Moines Steel Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Railroads
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Steel stringer
Also called
CGW - 12th Street Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.91712, -88.32901   (decimal degrees)
41°55'02" N, 88°19'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/389790/4641428 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Geneva
Inventory number
BH 60904 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • May 8, 2014: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Chicago Great Western Railway"

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