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CN - Sheridan Road Overpass

Photos 

Looking North

Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2012

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BH Photo #224435

Map 

Street View 

Description 

NBI lists length of 122' but that's only the 2 spans over Sheridan Rd. The bridge continues across the old C&NW (now UP) tracks. The old picture from the EJ&E archive site had dates of 1892 & 1903 so part of this may have been built in 1892. The span over the UP tracks has obviously rebuilt sometime as current pics show a larger bridge with newer piers than the old photo.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Sheridan Rd/Union Pacific RR on EJ&E Ry (now CN)
Location
North Chicago, Lake County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1903
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway (EJE)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 116.0 ft.
Total length: 240.0 ft.
Also called
EJ&E - Sheridan Road Overpass
CN/UP Overpass
EJ&E/CNW Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.32493, -87.83955   (decimal degrees)
42°19'30" N, 87°50'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/430824/4686194 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waukegan
Land survey
T. 44 N., R. 12 E., Sec. 4
Inventory numbers
IL 049-0108 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 51169 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • February 3, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 3, 2012: Added by Steve Conro

Sources 

Comments 

EJ&E Sheridan Road/UPRR Bridge
Posted October 10, 2012, by Ricardo X (dalehaworth [at] me [dot] com)

The right-hand lane in this view was at one time the CNS&M (North Shore) Shore Line to Waukegan.