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IC - US 51 Overpass

Photo 

Art Kistler, IDOT, 1938

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #226518

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony through plate girder Bridge over US 51 originally, redesignated to Illinois Rt 251 on Illinois Central Railroad
Location
Mendota, LaSalle County, Illinois
Status
Removed
History
removed about 1991 after railroad was abandoned
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.56198, -89.12796   (decimal degrees)
41°33'43" N, 89°07'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/322558/4603331 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mendota West
Inventory numbers
050-9905
BH 51581 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1938 (790)
Built during 1930s (10,792)
Girder (8,564)
Illinois (3,978)
Illinois Central Railroad (454)
LaSalle County, Illinois (81)
Lost (19,808)
Mendota, Illinois (3)
Plate girder (6,569)
Railroad (13,781)
Through girder (3,189)
US 51 (41)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2018: Updated by Dave King: Added design
  • March 3, 2012: Added by Gene Smania

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

ICRR over US 51 @ North Edge of Mendota, Illinois
Posted March 6, 2012, by Anonymous

Sure is no trace of this bridge left, I always thought there was a grade crossing here.