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A.E. Staley Viaduct

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A.E. Staley Viaduct

During Construction in 1928

Harold and Review: January 24 2018

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Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Wabash Railroad Decatur Yard on IL Rt. 121/N. 22nd St.
Location
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1928; Replaced 1992
Dimensions
Total length: 3,140.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 52.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.85156, -88.92633   (decimal degrees)
39°51'06" N, 88°55'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/335207/4413057 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Decatur
Inventory number
BH 65194 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 1, 2015: Added by James Holzmeier

Sources 

  • James Holzmeier - wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

A.E. Staley Viaduct
Posted March 2, 2015, by Thomas E. Scott Jr (rgsry20 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The existing structure at this location was completed in 1992, not 1928. The 4-lane viaduct that currently exists replaced the 1928 structure. Reconstruction of the new Staley Viaduct started in 1988 and was completed in 1992. The original 1928 viaduct was completely demolished and replaced. There is no trace of the old structure at this site.