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NS - Route 66 Overpass

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in March 2013

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BH Photo #249752

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Description 

Extended concrete abutments also carried a bridge for the parallel Illinois Terminal Ry. across Rt. 66 at this location. Measurements provided are from an official Wabash RR bridge book.

Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over Old US 66 on Wabash and Illinois Terminal, later N&W, now NS Railway
Location
Macoupin County, Illinois
Status
Open to rail traffic
History
Built 1938
Railroads
- Illinois Terminal Railroad (IT; ITC)
- Interurban
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Pony plate girder w/concrete deck and abutments
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 93.8 ft.
Total length: 98.9 ft.
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
Skew angle
45 degrees
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #833.5
Wabash Railroad Bridge 833 1/2
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.04046, -89.75056   (decimal degrees)
39°02'26" N, 89°45'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/261940/4324867 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gillespie South
Inventory numbers
IL 059-9900 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 39799 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 18, 2015: New Street View added by James Holzmeier
  • August 21, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Norfolk Southern Railway", "Railroad"
  • March 4, 2013: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "US 66"
  • February 10, 2009: Added by David Backlin

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