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NS - Kankakee River Bridge

Photos 

Kankakee River-US 45/52 RR Bridge

looking downstream

Gene Smania, 2-2012

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #225275

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over US 45-52 & Kankakee River on NS RR
Location
Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1960
Railroad
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 537.1 ft.
Also called
NS US 45/52 Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.12420, -87.87869   (decimal degrees)
41°07'27" N, 87°52'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/426239/4552916 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Kankakee
Inventory numbers
IL 046-0093 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 50082 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 13, 2012: New photos from Gene Smania
  • November 9, 2011: New Street View added by Daniel Hopkins
  • November 8, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

Sources 

  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net

Comments 

NS - Kankakee River Bridge
Posted May 6, 2019, by John Marvig

Ken,

Which span was the plaque on? It could be an older approach to the bridge. I believe the 1960 date comes from when the original truss bridge was replaced.

NS - Kankakee River Bridge
Posted May 5, 2019, by Ken R Smith (iwuz102 [at] earthlink [dot] net)

bridge listed as being built in 1960...was there much longer than that...builders plate indicates Cleveland Bridge works 1896...