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North Shore Bike Path - Arcadia Road Overpass

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2012

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BH Photo #224786

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Description 

Former North Shore Line now converted to North Shore Bike Path. The unincorporated village of Rondout has the historical significance of being site of the largest train robbery in U.S. history which occurred in 1924, when a gang of robbers known as The Newton Gang robbed a mail train in the village. The amount stolen was an estimated $3 million in cash, bonds and jewelry. To this day, not all of the money has been recovered leading to the legend that it is buried somewhere.

Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge over Arcadia Rd on Former North Shore Line (now bike path)
Location
Rondout, Lake County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1904
Railroads
- Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad (CNSM)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Concrete Arch
Dimensions
Total length: 50.0 ft.
Also called
North Shore Line - Arcadia Road Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.27979, -87.89546   (decimal degrees)
42°16'47" N, 87°53'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/426165/4681230 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Libertyville
Inventory number
BH 51210 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 25, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 11, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad", "Railroad"
  • February 7, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Rail-to-trail" as Rails to Trails is not an offical category
  • February 6, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "North Shore Line Railroad"

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