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GM&O - Salt Creek Bridge

Photo 

HAARGIS photo

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BH Photo #164714

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Salt creek on former Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad line
Location
Logan County, Illinois
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1900
Railroad
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway (GMO)
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.12316, -89.58891   (decimal degrees)
40°07'23" N, 89°35'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/279396/4444640 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Middletown
Elevation
527 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 42869 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built during 1900s (6,499)
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway (76)
Illinois (3,996)
Logan County, Illinois (29)
Lost (19,910)
Railroad (13,848)
Through truss (13,224)
Truss (29,962)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway"
  • November 26, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Provided likely location
  • May 9, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Added creek
  • June 24, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey

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Comments 

GM&O Bridge
Posted November 26, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Looking at the GM&O map from 1948 there are two places in this county where it crosses Salt Creek, just south of Lincoln parallel to old US 66, (street view shows a plate girder) and on an abandoned line running from San Jose south through New Holland. This line is shown as abandoned on the Delavan South, New Holland, and Middletown, IL topo maps (all 1980). A little over 1.5 miles north of Middletown the line crosses Salt Creek. A close look at the satellite image shows a likely pier at the crossing.