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CBQ - Illinois River Bridge (Old)

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CB&Q - Illinois River Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #288661

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Description 

This direct lift bridge was designed by Theodore Rall and built by the Strobel Steel Construction Company.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on Chicago Burlington & Quincy RR
Location
LaSalle, LaSalle County, Illinois
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1890 minus movable span; Movable span installed 1913; Replaced in 1932 by a vertical lift span
Builder
- Strobel Steel Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
- Illinois Valley & Northern Railroad (IV&N)
Design
Pratt through truss vertical lift
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.32190, -89.08379   (decimal degrees)
41°19'19" N, 89°05'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/325600/4576586 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Salle
Inventory number
BH 61765 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 25, 2017: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 10, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added info
  • July 18, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke