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CP - Fox River Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in October 2011

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BH Photo #218894

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Fox River in Elgin on Canadian Pacific Railway
Location
Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
https://www.progressiverailroading.com/mow/news/Metra-OKs-21...
History
Built 1905 and 1926
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Commuter Rail
- Metra (METX)
Design
Deck plate Bridge On Stone Piers.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 505.0 ft.
Also called
MILW - Fox River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.01993, -88.27534   (decimal degrees)
42°01'12" N, 88°16'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/394411/4652775 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elgin
Inventory number
BH 49946 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2018: Updated by Luke: Doomed
  • August 21, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • July 17, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • April 11, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Canadian Pacific Railway"
  • March 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Canadian Pacific Railway", "Metra"
  • March 22, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Canadian National Railway"
  • October 29, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

CPRR Fox River Bridge
Posted January 29, 2013, by jeff kehoe, MRHA (mrcaboose47 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Long ago MILW "Hiawathas" sprinted across this old bridge.

CNRR Fox River Bridge
Posted March 23, 2012, by Gary Sprandel (jaidite [at] aol [dot] com)

Actually that one is Canadian Pacific (if you want to split hairs actually Metra).

CN's former IC bridge is just south in South Elgin.

BTW Metra has slated that bridge for replacement with a double track bridge.