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IC - Rock River Bridge (4th)

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Looking South

Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2012

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BH Photo #226274

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Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Rock River on Former Illinois Central Railroad
Location
Dixon, Lee County, Illinois
Status
Lost
Future prospects
There is a movement to build a trail bridge on the existing piers.
History
Built 1920
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Deck plate girder with either 8 or 15 spans, depending on how you count them.
Dimensions
Total length: 950.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.84430, -89.49087   (decimal degrees)
41°50'39" N, 89°29'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/293202/4635489 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dixon East
Inventory number
BH 51487 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Rock River", "Illinois Central Railroad"

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ICRR Rock River Ghost Bridge
Posted March 2, 2012, by Ron Johnson