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GM&O - Eagle Creek Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in June 2012

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BH Photo #234030

Map 

Description 

Spotted this in the distant field. Later identified as old abandoned bridge along GM&O former right of way.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Eagle Creek on Abandoned Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR 3.5 Mi W of Streator
Location
Livingston County, Illinois
Status
Removed
History
Built 1929, Removed 2012
Railroad
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad (GMO)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 58.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.10163, -88.91324   (decimal degrees)
41°06'06" N, 88°54'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/339336/4551803 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Long Point
Inventory number
BH 52725 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (15,719)
Built 1929 (1,013)
Built during 1920s (9,925)
Deck girder (5,750)
Girder (10,239)
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad (113)
Illinois (4,647)
Livingston County, Illinois (105)
Lost (24,749)
Lost 2012 (382)
Lost during 2010s (3,284)
Plate girder (7,927)
Railroad (15,426)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,669)
Timber stringer (4,019)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,300)

Update Log 

  • September 28, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added information
  • November 19, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed
  • June 24, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway"

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Comments 

GM&O Eagle Creek Bridge
Posted November 19, 2013, by Tom (thomasp335 [at] aol [dot] com)

Looking on Google Earth, it appears that this structure has been removed.