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BNSF - Spoon River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2015

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BH Photo #327968

Map 

Description 

Massive 2 track through truss. I can't over state how huge the frame members were on this structure. Its a marvel of early engineering.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Spoon RIver on BNSF Railway
Location
Dahinda, Knox County, Illinois
Status
Open
History
Built 1910
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 230.0 ft.
Total length: 440.0 ft.
Also called
BNSF Dahinda Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.92563, -90.10691   (decimal degrees)
40°55'32" N, 90°06'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/743601/4534531 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 67491 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 19, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 8, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • June 10, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: refined design-to do list
  • June 9, 2015: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "BNSF Railway", "Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway"
  • May 10, 2015: Added by Steve Conro

Sources 

  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com