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4th Street Stone Arch

Photos 

4th Street coal company RR tunnel

John Barron Column, 1975, The Daily News Tribune, La Salle, IL

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BH Photo #443336

Map 

Description 

Height from trackbed to inside top of arch was +25'. From trackbed to top of outside headwall looks to have been about 30'

The small culvert opening visible on the left side of the south headwall carried the stream alongside of the RR tracks. It was sealed when the current culvert pipe was installed.

RR tracks were of a smaller height (size) than regular tracks. They were still there in 1976 before construction began.

Facts 

Overview
Buried stone arch bridge over Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad & Stream on 4th Street
Location
Peru, LaSalle County, Illinois
Status
Filled in
History
Built ?; Filled in 1976
Design
Stone arch--+10'diameter corrugate steel plate pipe culvert laid in streambed, south embankment widened, structure filled in with dirt. Stone arch structure still exists but is buried in the embankment fill
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.32808, -89.11476   (decimal degrees)
41°19'41" N, 89°06'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/323025/4577335 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Salle
Inventory number
BH 79708 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,530)
Deck arch (10,782)
Filled in (60)
Illinois (4,470)
LaSalle County, Illinois (87)
Lost (22,250)
Lost 1976 (65)
Lost during 1970s (610)
Owned by state (15,122)
Peru, Illinois (4)
Stone arch (2,791)

Update Log 

  • February 5, 2019: Updated by Luke: Marked as filled in
  • February 5, 2019: Updated by GS: Added photos, newspaper article, repair plans
  • December 12, 2017: Added by Luke