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BP&J Unnamed Creek Bridge

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Description 

This bridge was one of several built by the BP&J for their Chenoa-Pontiac portion of their railway that was never completed. According to historic aerial photography, this bridge was fully intact as of 1939 but was likely removed during WWII.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Unnamed creek on Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway
Location
Chenoa, Livingston County, Illinois
Status
Gone; south abutment still standing
History
Built in 1909 for an extension of the Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway that was never completed.
Railroad
- Bloomington, Pontiac, & Joliet Interurban Railroad (BP&J)
Dimensions
Total length: 70.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.77255, -88.70334   (decimal degrees)
40°46'21" N, 88°42'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/356251/4514904 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86851 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2019: Updated by Thomas Dyrek: Added category "Bloomington, Pontiac, & Joliet Interurban Railroad"

Sources 

  • Thomas Dyrek