I&M Canal Fox River Aqueduct
Looking Northeast, South Side Of Plate Girder Bridge Which Carried The Interurban Line Across The Fox River. Note The Steel-Frame Supports For The Catenary.
Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record
View photos at Library of Congress
BH Photo #117969
Originally built in 1838 to carry the I&M Canal over the Fox River
wooden trough of aqueduct replaced with steel trough 1922
- I&M Canal aqueduct over Fox River
- Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois
- Open to Foot & Bike Traffic. Aqueduct is dry.
- Future prospects
- Now part of I&M canal bike trail
- Rebuilt in 1903
- Riveted Steel Trough/Deck Plate Girder resting on Stone piers
Total length: 464.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.35234, -88.82818 (decimal degrees)
41°21'08" N, 88°49'41" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/347065/4579483 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numer
- BH 36912 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- September 23, 2016: New photos from GS
- July 14, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
- July 6, 2015: Updated by Gene Smania: added 1922 date for original trough replacement
- June 10, 2015: New photos from Gene Smania
- January 1, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "Chicago, Ottawa & Peoria Railway"
- October 15, 2011: Updated by Steve Conro: Fixed name, Updated history and stats
- February 27, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: additional HAER photos from HAER IL-46
- March 29, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: added GPS coordinates from terraserver and updated status on the bridge
- November 24, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey: added category
- July 23, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey