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NS - Sunset Avenue Overpass

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #703

View looking east

Photo taken by James Holzmeier in February 2015

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #315081

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Sunset Ave. on Wabash, later N&W, now NS Railway
Location
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois
Status
Open to rail traffic
History
Original 96' pile trestle built 1893; replaced 1927 with this bridge
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Deck plate girder bridge with 44' concrete slab approaches on both sides
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 45.0 ft.
Total length: 133.0 ft.
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash - Sunset Avenue Overpass
Wabash Railroad Bridge #703
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.83448, -88.97610   (decimal degrees)
39°50'04" N, 88°58'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/330907/4411254 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Decatur
Inventory number
BH 64930 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 5, 2015: New photos from James Holzmeier
  • December 21, 2014: New Street View added by James Holzmeier

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