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BNSF - IL17 Overpass

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Approaching structure from west

GS in May 2016

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BH Photo #352992

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Description 

Single span multiple stringer/I-beam construction. Partially rebuilt about 2014 with shorter height beams to increase vertical clearance on west half of structure. No beams replaced on east half. "Sacrificial" steel box beam installed in front of west fascia beam to protect against high load damages.

There is a pump house located at the northwest corner of the structure to pump out water that accumulates on the roadway during periods of heavy rain. It is not unusual for the roadway to be impassable during heavy rains.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Illinois Rt 17 on BNSG Railroad
Location
Livingston County, Illinois
Status
Open
History
Built 1939; Partially rebuilt about 2014 to increase vertical clearance
Railroad
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 39.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.06100, -88.85864   (decimal degrees)
41°03'40" N, 88°51'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/343825/4547192 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
IL 053-9902 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 72110 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

BNSF Railway (1,083)
Beam (11,970)
Built 1939 (677)
Built during 1930s (10,582)
Illinois (3,842)
Livingston County, Illinois (87)
Open (36,583)
Owned by railroad (9,825)
Railroad (13,095)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,587)
Steel stringer (4,698)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,861)

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2016: Added by GS