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Watershed Trail/NS Overpass

Photos 

deck view

Photo taken by Kim Harvey in April 2009

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BH Photo #136630

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over UP Railroad on MCT Watershed Trail
Location
Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
former railroad line abandoned in 1990s, reopened 2003 as a bike trail
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- Illinois Terminal Railroad (IT; ITC)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pony/through plate girder
Also called
Illinois Traction/C&A Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.81883, -89.98380   (decimal degrees)
38°49'08" N, 89°59'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/240944/4300902 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Edwardsville
Inventory number
BH 37295 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • April 21, 2018: New photos from David Huffman
  • April 15, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: added railroad to category
  • April 5, 2009: New photos from Kim Harvey
  • March 23, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: added GPS coordinates from terraserver
  • September 19, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey
  • August 24, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

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Comments 

Watershed Trail Viaduct
Posted September 21, 2008, by Matt Holman (nordique72 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge on the Watershed Trail goes over the Norfolk Southern's former Wabash main line- this trail does cross under the Union Pacific's former New York Central main line- but it is about 5 miles west of here nearer to Roxana. I grew up in Edwardsville and I can remember messing around back here on my dirt bike before the tracks were torn out and made into a trail.