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Montrose Avenue Bridge

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Montrose Avenue Bridge

Two of the three sections in storage

Photo taken by Frank Hicks in July 2012

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BH Photo #234703

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Description 

Bridge is in storage pending installation on Illinois Railway Museum site. Piers have been re-adapted as supports for a picnic area canopy.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Montrose Avenue on Milwaukee Road RR
Location
McHenry County, Illinois
Status
In storage
History
Built 1916 for Milwaukee Road, tracks removed 1975, moved to Illinois Railway Museum 1998
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
Pony/through plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
CTA Montrose Avenue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.22493, -88.52674   (decimal degrees)
42°13'30" N, 88°31'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/374004/4675878 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marengo South
Inventory number
BH 48764 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2012: New photo from Frank Hicks
  • May 12, 2011: Added by Frank Hicks

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