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Forrest RR Turntable

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

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BH Photo #244972

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Street View 

Description 

Spotted an outline of an American Bridge Co. plaque which made me think that technically this is a bridge. Originally the Wabash Railroad

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over former roundhouse pit on Wabash Ry
Location
Forrest, Livingston County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Scheduled to be preserved as part of a Railroad Park project
History
Installed 1917, replacing a 70 ft. turntable installed June 1904
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74986, -88.40500   (decimal degrees)
40°44'60" N, 88°24'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/381390/4511939 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Forrest South
Land survey
T. 26 N., R. 7 E., Sec. 3
Elevation
685 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 54976 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 1, 2016: New Street View added by Jeff Wieland
  • December 31, 2014: New photo from James Holzmeier
  • December 17, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Changed name, updated history and changed installation date from 1926 to 1917, as per Wabash RR documents
  • December 10, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added link to image of Preliminary Master Plan for the Railroad Park, including turntable
  • December 8, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Classified turntable as "preserved in place" and updated future prospects
  • November 7, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Removed category "Toledo, Peoria, & Western Railroad" as this was solely a Wabash turntable.
  • December 22, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Turntable"
  • December 22, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Toledo, Peoria, & Western Railroad", "Wabash Railroad"

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