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GM&O - Prairie Creek trestle

Map 

Description 

Looks like a wooden trestle, not removed when metal portion of the line was scrapped.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Prairie Creek on GM&O RR
Location
Logan County, Illinois
Status
Abandoned
Railroad
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad (GMO)
Design
Wooden trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.22565, -89.59118   (decimal degrees)
40°13'32" N, 89°35'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/279534/4456023 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Holland
Land survey
T. 21 N., R. 4 W., Sec. 31
Elevation
525 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 50327 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,653)
Beam (15,725)
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad (114)
Illinois (4,649)
Logan County, Illinois (30)
Railroad (15,438)
Timber stringer (4,021)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway"
  • November 26, 2011: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com