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MCT Watershed Trail - Cahokia Creek Bridge

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view of truss. due to the very steep embankment, it was not possible to get a good side view of the bridge

Photo taken by Kim Harvey in April 2009

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Facts 

Overview
Warren deck truss bridge over Cahokia Creek on MCT Watershed Trail, former Illinois Terminal Railroad
Location
Madison County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians
Future prospects
part of a rail to trail
Design
Warren deck truss
east end: deck plate girder approach span
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.82001, -89.98397   (decimal degrees)
38°49'12" N, 89°59'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/240934/4301034 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Edwardsville
Inventory number
BH 41836 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Deck girder (3,005)
Deck truss (1,180)
Girder (5,315)
Illinois (2,832)
Illinois Terminal Railroad (23)
Interurban (299)
Madison County, Illinois (75)
Open to pedestrians (2,763)
Plate girder (3,930)
Preserved (840)
Rail-to-trail (923)
Railroad (8,703)
Truss (25,796)
Warren deck truss (415)
Warren truss (4,626)

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: approach spans
  • April 5, 2009: New photos from Kim Harvey
  • March 23, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey