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UP - Poplar Creek Bridge

Photos 

Creek washed out bike trail just around the corner

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2012

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BH Photo #223823

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Poplar Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1861
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Galena & Chicago Union Railroad (G&CU)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Twin Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 14.0 ft.
Total length: 28.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.01389, -88.27569   (decimal degrees)
42°00'50" N, 88°16'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/394372/4652106 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elgin
Inventory number
BH 51070 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 26, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected build date
  • October 20, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Union Pacific Railroad"
  • March 6, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Chicago & North Western Railway"
  • January 24, 2012: Added by Steve Conro

Sources 

Comments 

UPRR Poplar Creek Bridge
Posted July 26, 2013, by Brian (fcvpi99 [at] gmail [dot] com)

the real story about this bridge

Galena & Chicago Union Railroad Poplar Creek Bridge Built 1860-61 Status Active OLDEST bridge in Elgin,IL area (Foot Bridge close)