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BP&J Wolf Creek Bridge

Map 

Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Wolf Creek on Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway
Location
Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built circa 1904 for the Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Railway; abandoned in 1925.
Railroad
- Bloomington, Pontiac, & Joliet Interurban Railroad (BP&J)
Dimensions
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)

Update Log 

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

Sources 

  • Thomas Dyrek