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WSOR - Nippersink Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2012

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BH Photo #225167

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Nippersink Creek on Wisconsin & Southern RR (former Chicago,Milwaukee St Paul & Pacific RR) near Solon Mills
Location
McHenry County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Abutments are stamped 1905 but I the current bridge looks newer. 1940's?
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR)
Design
Deck plate girder. Abutments are stamped 1905 but bridge and piers appear to be newer. Evidence of older timber piers suggest earlier timber structure may have preceded current bridge.
Dimensions
Total length: 185.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.44306, -88.26451   (decimal degrees)
42°26'35" N, 88°15'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/396004/4699744 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 51251 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 10, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "WSOR Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co.", "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad"

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