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UP - Rock River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2012

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BH Photo #226230

Map 

Description 

Two track bridge

Facts 

Overview
Two track lattice through truss bridge over Rock River on UPRR (Former C&NW) 1.5 mi W of Nelson
Location
Lee County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1897, reinforced in 1926
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
Lattice through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 720.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.79273, -89.62318   (decimal degrees)
41°47'34" N, 89°37'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/282042/4630090 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dixon West
Inventory number
BH 51483 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • February 3, 2013: Updated by Steve Conro: Build & reinforced dates
  • January 11, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder.
  • December 8, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • February 28, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Rock River"

Sources 

Comments 

UP - Rock River Bridge
Posted March 6, 2016, by CConkle (msplinter1964 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Such a gorgeous bridge. Can't get enough of it.

UPRR Rock River Bridge
Posted December 9, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

The additional bracing on the outside must have been added 1926 then....

UPRR Rock River Bridge
Posted December 9, 2012, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

went to the original size on flickr.

Plaque reads as follows

Bridge No. 203

All spans

in this bridge were reinforced

in 1926*

Date is not very clear.

UPRR Rock River Bridge
Posted December 8, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)