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UP - Cahokia Creek Bridge

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Description 

1891 build date is a guess. Likely big brother to the Windy Hill Road a less than 2 miles south. Same Design.

Facts 

Overview
Lattice deck truss bridge over Cahokia Creek on UPRR (Former C&NW)
Location
Macoupin County, Illinois
Status
Open
History
Built 1891
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Lattice deck truss with deck plate approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 560.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - Cahokia Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.03545, -89.80458   (decimal degrees)
39°02'08" N, 89°48'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/257247/4324453 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gillespie South
Inventory number
BH 55706 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 4, 2013: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Chicago & North Western Railway"

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