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NS - Oakland Avenue Overpass

Photos 

Wabash Railroad Bridge #702B

New Wabash passenger diesel #1000 poses on top of Bridge #702B in a late 1940's publicity shot

Wabash RR photo

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BH Photo #317454

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Oakland Ave. on Wabash, later N&W, now NS Railway
Location
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois
Status
Open to rail traffic
History
Built 1937
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Deck plate girder bridge w/concrete deck, piers & abutments; decorative fluting on piers
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 53.7 ft.
Total length: 90.1 ft.
Deck width: 25.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash - Oakland Avenue Overpass
Wabash Railroad Bridge #702B
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.84166, -88.97274   (decimal degrees)
39°50'30" N, 88°58'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/331213/4412045 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Decatur
Inventory number
BH 64926 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2015: New photo from James Holzmeier
  • December 23, 2014: New photos from James Holzmeier
  • December 21, 2014: New Street View added by James Holzmeier

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