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Fox River Trail - Poplar Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2012

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BH Photo #223830

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Poplar Creek on Fox River Bike Trail
Location
Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1902
Railroads
- Aurora, Elgin & Chicago Railway (AE&C)
- Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad (CA&E)
- Interurban
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Total length: 45.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.01396, -88.27468   (decimal degrees)
42°00'50" N, 88°16'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/394456/4652111 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elgin
Inventory number
BH 51071 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 9, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • October 22, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Build date
  • October 20, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed category "Other Interurban"
  • October 20, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Other Interurban"
  • January 24, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Skewed"

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Comments 

Fox River Trail Bridge
Posted October 21, 2012, by Gary Sprandel (jaidite [at] aol [dot] com)

That's the CA&E's Elgin branch ROW.

What ever was mounted on the one bridge rail may have been something related to the signaling or communication as the CA&E switched from overhead trolly wire to third rail just south of National St.

Fox River Trail Bridge
Posted October 20, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

http://www.abandonedrails.com/Chicago_Aurora_and_Elgin_Railr...

You can zoom in to see this crossing on the old "Roarin' Elgin"