Forrest RR Turntable
Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012
BH Photo #244972
Spotted an outline of an American Bridge Co. plaque which made me think that technically this is a bridge. Originally the Wabash Railroad
- Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over former roundhouse pit on Wabash Ry
- Forrest, Livingston County, Illinois
- Future prospects
- Scheduled to be preserved as part of a Railroad Park project
- Installed 1917, replacing a 70 ft. turntable installed June 1904
- - American Bridge Co. of New York
- - Wabash Railroad (WAB)
- Deck plate girder
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
- 685 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 54976 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- 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"