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CN - Kankakee River Bridge

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Gene Smania 2007

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BH Photo #224214

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Kankakee River on Canadian National Railroad in Kankakee
Location
Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- Gould Construction Co. of Davenport, Iowa
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 630.0 ft.
Deck width: 65.0 ft.
Also called
IC - Kankakee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.11338, -87.86689   (decimal degrees)
41°06'48" N, 87°52'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/427217/4551705 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kankakee
Inventory numbers
IL 046-0094 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 47788 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
6,300

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • February 13, 2012: New photos from Gene Smania
  • February 2, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 1, 2012: New photo from Gene Smania
  • January 21, 2011: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

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Comments 

CN - Kankakee River Bridge
Posted October 8, 2017, by Dan Nichols (Jinksling [at] aol [dot] com)

This photo was taken on October 5, 2017 from the eastern side of the Kankakee Bridge. The power poles are made of concrete and look original. They are no longer used.

CN - Kankakee River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2017, by Dan Nichols (Jinksling [at] aol [dot] com)

I was thrilled to be able to see this bridge in person today. Thanks again for your work.

CN - Kankakee River Bridge
Posted August 30, 2016, by Dan Nichols (Jinkslingr [at] aol [dot] com)

Wow! Another bridge by Gould Construction! Thank you for researching!