NS - Lake Decatur Bridge
Photo taken by Dale Travis
BH Photo #153164
The Wabash Bridge was completed in 1907 across the Sangamon River near Faries Park in Decatur, IL. At the time, this was said to be one of the largest concrete projects in the world. Lake Decatur was created later, in the early 1920s, by damming the Sangamon.
- Closed-spandrel concrete arch bridge over Lake Decatur on Norfolk Southern Railway
- Decatur, Macon County, Illinois
- Open to rail traffic
- Built 1907; Renewed 1943 (per Wabash RR documents)
- - William P. Carmichael Co. of Williamsport, Indiana
- - Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
- Multiple closed-spandrel concrete arch. Four skew arch spans carrying two railroad tracks.
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 610.2 ft.
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
- Skew angle
- 45 degrees
- Also called
- Wabash - Lake Decatur Bridge
Wabash - Sangamon River Bridge
Wabash Railroad Bridge #110
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.86274, -88.87993 (decimal degrees)
39°51'46" N, 88°52'48" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/339203/4414214 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- 650 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 41871 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 21, 2018: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
- October 17, 2015: Updated by Luke: Imagery + skew angle
- December 21, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Updated bridge dimensions
- December 2, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added Wabash RR document & photo
- November 10, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added link to John Barriger III photo
- November 7, 2014: New photo from James Holzmeier
- October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
- January 23, 2010: Updated by Wes Worsham: Added additional information, updated official name.
- March 25, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey