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NS - Wood River Bridge

Photos 

due to private property, this is the best shot I can get of this bridge. It is only possible to take these pictures during the winter months due to the trees in the area.

Photo taken by Kim Harvey in February 2011

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BH Photo #193931

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Wood River Creek on Norfolk Southern Railway
Location
East Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1946
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Illinois Terminal Railroad (IT)
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
6 panel truss
plate girder approach spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 170.0 ft.
Total length: 290.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.87394, -90.12735   (decimal degrees)
38°52'26" N, 90°07'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/749210/4306710 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbia Bottom
Inventory number
BH 41820 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 23, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • January 13, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • February 18, 2011: New photo from Kim Harvey
  • March 22, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey

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