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Field Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Mark Mayfield

BH Photo #314819

Map 

Description 

retired railroad bridge repurposed to allow farm equipment access. Constructed and maintained by ATSF Railway at one time. Build date comes from Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway bridge records at Temple, TX Railroad Museum.

Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder bridge over Crow Creek on farm access
Location
Wilbern, Marshall County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911
Railroad
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 46.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Also called
AT&SF railroad bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.94154, -89.34203   (decimal degrees)
40°56'30" N, 89°20'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/302850/4534908 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Washburn
Inventory number
BH 65764 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 11, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: noted railroad maintnance
  • June 10, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: changed design-to do list
  • January 29, 2015: Added by Mark Mayfield

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Field Bridge
Posted September 11, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Railroad records indicate this bridge was installed in 1911, and maintained by the ATSF. It seems to be a common theme that railroads install old railroad bridges or construct highway bridges and maintain the road crossings of creeks if it is within or near the RR right-of-way. This one is another good example:

http://bridgehunter.com/ia/lucas/226590/