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Illinois Terminal - Cahokia Creek Viaduct

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #416894

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wabash Railroad and Cahokia Creek on former Illinois Terminal Railroad near Edwardsville, IL
Location
Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois
Status
Lost
History
built ca. 1900 by Illinois Terminal Railroad, removed after line discontinued
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Alton, Granite, & St. Louis Traction Co. (AG&StL)
- Illinois Terminal Railroad (IT; ITC)
- Interurban
- St. Louis & Alton Railway (StL&A)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Lattice through truss
Also called
Illinois Terminal/Wabash Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.81994, -89.98392   (decimal degrees)
38°49'12" N, 89°59'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/240938/4301026 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Edwardsville
Inventory number
BH 38167 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 24, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • November 20, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

Comments 

Illinois Terminal - Cahokia Creek Viaduct
Posted September 18, 2018, by Mike Osuchowski (mikeo1968 [at] live [dot] com)

Picture is not the Illinois Terminal bridge over Cahokia Creek/Wabash RR. It is a picture of a bridge located a little further south that crossed a creek and the original steam powered Illinois Terminal RR. Was originally the Allen electric line, built by the Alton, Granite & St Louis Electric line. Notice the bridge in the picture is a electric line bridge. This line was taken over by the East St. Louis & Suburban Electric line, reorganized as the St. Louis & Alton Electric line, and later taken over by the Illinois Traction System in the late 1920's. The Illinois Traction System, which took over the steam powered IT, reorganized, and adopted the Illinois Terminal name, abandoned this line and bridge in the early 1930's. On the attached map, taken from a 1932 USGS Edwardsville Topo map, this electric line bridge would be in the lower box where the St. Louis & Alton Electric line is shown crossing the steam powered Illinois Terminal RR. The Illinois Terminal bridge crossing Cahokia Creek/Wabash RR would be in the upper box near Bluff Junction.