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UP - Macoupin Creek Overflow Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in August 2013

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BH Photo #264759

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Unamed Overflow on Union Pacific Ry
Location
Macoupin County, Illinois
Status
Open
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Lassig Plant)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway (GMO)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 220.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.20352, -89.96244   (decimal degrees)
39°12'13" N, 89°57'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/244190/4343543 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Plainview
Inventory number
BH 57778 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 4, 2017: New photos from David Huffman
  • June 1, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway", "Illinois Central Railroad"Removed SP category
  • August 26, 2013: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Southern Pacific Railroad", "Amtrak"

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Comments 

UP - Macoupin Creek Overflow Bridge
Posted September 4, 2017, by John Marvig

Appears that this bridge has been replaced.

UP Macoupin Creek Overflow Bridge
Posted August 26, 2013, by Nathan Holth

Amtrak runs 107Mph in some areas of Michigan. Maybe here too.

UPRR Macoupin Creek Overflow Bridge
Posted August 26, 2013, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I'll refer to your history Luke. While we were shooting we saw SP power puling a freight and made the assumption. Amtrak also came through VERY fast.