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UP - Franklin Creek Arch

Photos 

Photo taken by Lance

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BH Photo #347104

Map 

Description 

Build date provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Franklin Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Lee County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1889
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 26.0 ft.
Total length: 26.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - Franklin Creek Arch
C&NW Bridge #150
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83803, -89.31569   (decimal degrees)
41°50'17" N, 89°18'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/307728/4634385 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Franklin Grove
Inventory number
BH 70622 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,676)
Arch (12,249)
Built 1889 (241)
Built during 1880s (2,019)
Chicago & North Western Railway (1,410)
Deck arch (11,489)
Illinois (4,754)
Lee County, Illinois (48)
Open (40,031)
Owned by railroad (12,599)
Railroad (15,697)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,747)
Stone arch (3,101)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,238)
Union Pacific Railroad (2,377)

Update Log 

  • December 8, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • February 26, 2020: New photos from Steve Conro
  • January 23, 2016: Added by Luke

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