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IC - 3rd Street Overpass

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BH Photo #165354

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over 3rd 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
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 37.0 ft.
Total length: 38.0 ft.
Deck width: 28.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1987
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83994, -89.48913   (decimal degrees)
41°50'24" N, 89°29'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/293333/4635000 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dixon East
Inventory numbers
IL 052-9904 (Illinois bridge number)
NRHP 87002048 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 15443 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 26, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Updated Build Date to 1851
  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 28, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • July 20, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated Categories
  • May 15, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Added builders, length, width and NRHP data

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