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WSOR - Nippersink/Pistakee Lake Channel Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2012

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BH Photo #225217

Map 

Description 

Pleasant discovery to find this is a former swing bridge. It has since been fixed in place.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder swing bridge over Nippersink/Pistakee Lake Main Channel on Wisconsin & Southern RR (former Milwaukee Road) in Fox Lake
Location
Fox Lake, Lake County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR)
Design
Deck plate girder (former swing bridge) w/timber stringer and steel stringer approaches. Unusual design where steel stringers have been raised up into the railroad tracks to allow maximum clearance for boats to pass underneath.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.40482, -88.18864   (decimal degrees)
42°24'17" N, 88°11'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/402185/4695409 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fox Lake
Inventory number
BH 51254 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 26, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 15, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: I mistakenly put this in McHenry County should be Lake
  • February 12, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Removed category "Swing Bridge"
  • February 10, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "WSOR Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co.", "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad", "Navigable waterway", "Swing Bridge"

Sources 

  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler