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Fox River Trail - Fox River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2012

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BH Photo #225234

Map 

Description 

Old Chicago & Northwestern Railway bridge converted to trail use. Not sure when it was abandoned. A local who was nearby when I was shooting pictures said "there hadn't been a train across it in 30 years".

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Fox River on Fox River Bike Trail in Algonquin
Location
Algonquin, McHenry County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1898
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder with nice old stone piers and abutments
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.0 ft.
Total length: 260.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.16164, -88.29365   (decimal degrees)
42°09'42" N, 88°17'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/393133/4668532 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crystal Lake
Inventory number
BH 51262 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 1, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • July 31, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builder via John
  • February 10, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Skewed"

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