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IAIS - Fox River Bridge

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CSX Fox River

Photo taken by Steve Conro in October 2011

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BH Photo #218397

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Fox River on CSX Transportation in Ottawa
Location
Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1899
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.35366, -88.82795   (decimal degrees)
41°21'13" N, 88°49'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/347087/4579629 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ottawa
Inventory number
BH 49899 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 13, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: added build date and photos
  • June 26, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • March 1, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Iowa Interstate Railroad"
  • October 24, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

CSX RR Fox River Bridge
Posted March 1, 2012, by Ron Johnson

Originally built by the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific railroad. Was double track, but second track was removed in the 80's. Iowa Interstate railroad has trackage rights.