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IC - 1st Street Overpass

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HAARGIS photo

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BH Photo #165352

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over 1st Street on the abandoned Illinois Central Railroad in Dixon
Location
Dixon, Lee County, Illinois
Status
Railroad line abandoned, but open to vehicular traffic below
History
Built 1851
Builders
- Laing & Douglas Construction Co.
- Robert Finley Laing
Railroads
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- Interurban
- Sterling, Dixon, & Eastern Railway (SD&E)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 37.1 ft.
Total length: 38.1 ft.
Deck width: 28.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1987
Also called
1st Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.84188, -89.48992   (decimal degrees)
41°50'31" N, 89°29'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/293273/4635217 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dixon East
Inventory numbers
IL 052-6101 (Illinois bridge number)
NRHP 87002048 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 15441 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Corrected Build Date
  • February 28, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • May 15, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Added builders, length, width and NRHP data

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