BP&J - Wolf Creek Bridge
Wolf Creek Bridge circa 1905
This early undated photo shows what I believe is this bridge circa 1905. The lack of overhead wires makes it possible that this was taken during the railroad's construction. At last report, most of the bridge has collapsed but the abutments and pieces of the span remain.
From the Street Railway Journal
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BH Photo #470887
This bridge was used by the BP&J for their Dwight-Pontiac portion of there line, which was the only portion ever used. The BP&J ceased operations in 1925 and the bridge has been abandoned ever since. Most of it has collapsed.
- Abandoned bridge over Wolf Creek on Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway
- Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois
- Built circa 1904 for the Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway; abandoned in 1925.
- - Bloomington, Pontiac, & Joliet Interurban Railroad (BP&J)
Length of largest span: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.94354, -88.57998 (decimal degrees)
40°56'37" N, 88°34'48" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/367005/4533691 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 86853 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 24, 2020: New photo from Thomas Dyrek
- October 7, 2019: Updated by Thomas Dyrek: Added category "Bloomington, Pontiac, & Joliet Interurban Railroad"