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Wabash Railroad Bridge #1255

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Description 

Originally a two-track span, with one track leading south toward Co. Rd. 700N, where the railroad served an agricultural concern.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over S. Fork Vermillion River on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Location
Forrest, Livingston County, Illinois
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Village of Forrest owns 1.2 miles of ex-Wabash/Norfolk Southern right-of-way from US Hwy. 24 south to Co. Rd. 700N. Their ownership includes this particular bridge.
History
Original 159' pile trestle bridge at this location built 1879; rebuilt 1929 with this bridge
Design
Deck plate girder bridge on concrete piers & abutments
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 31.0 ft.
Total length: 124.2 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #1255
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.73711, -88.40086   (decimal degrees)
40°44'14" N, 88°24'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/381717/4510517 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Forrest South
Inventory number
BH 64792 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 16, 2014: Added by James Holzmeier

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