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UP - Kankakee River Bridge (Momence, North Channel)

Photos 

North Channel Bridge, looking upstream

Gene Smania, 2-2012

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #225273

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Video 

Union Pacific Stack Train Crosses the Icy Kankakee River

Filmed on January 26th, 2013, this UP stack train came south and was filmed on the northern bridge of the Momence island. It was a beautiful day and the train certain fit in fine.

Joshua Bauer (SantaFebuff)

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Description 

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Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge over Kankakee River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Momence, Kankakee County, Illinois
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Two Track Deck Girder
Dimensions
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.16432, -87.65474   (decimal degrees)
41°09'52" N, 87°39'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/445072/4557204 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Momence
Inventory number
BH 50094 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 5, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • December 1, 2013: New photos from Joshua Bauer
  • February 13, 2012: New photo from Gene Smania
  • January 24, 2012: New photos from Gene Smania
  • November 9, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

Kankakee River NS RR-Momence North Channel
Posted December 1, 2013, by Joshua Bauer (santafebuff96 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Despite the age of this bridge it still remains in a good carrying position for the high traffic of the Union Pacific Railroad. Excellent bridge construction in my opinion, but it is definitely getting on the end of its life span by the looks of things.