CN - Rock Creek Bridge
Old and New Abutments
Some pretty interesting work here.
Photo taken by Joshua Bauer in November 2013
BH Photo #271416
This concrete bridge is currently the supporter of the Canadian National (previously Illinois Central Gulf) railroad. It was built over rock creek to allow the Chicago Subdivision line to run south out of Manteno. It shows signs of originally being a wooden trestle bridge, but is now a concrete slab design that was in use in a track chart dated 1955.
- Slab bridge over Rock Creek on ICG/CN Railroad
- Manteno, Kankakee County, Illinois
- Open to traffic
- Built 1915
- - Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago & Interurban Traction Co. (C&IT)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- Slab concrete sections placed upon slab abutments and piers.
Length of largest span: 16.6 ft.
Total length: 86.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
- Also called
- IC - Rock Creek Bridge
ICG - Rock Creek Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.23900, -87.84004 (decimal degrees)
41°14'20" N, 87°50'24" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/429607/4565629 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 58915 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 1, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
- December 31, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Interurban"
- December 6, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Ballasted Deck"
- December 1, 2013: Updated by Joshua Bauer: Added category "Canadian National Railway"