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BLOL - Mackinaw River Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2020

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BH Photo #465296

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Description 

Hard to see in photo but the whole structure is bowed towards the downstream direction. Heavy debris field and in trees at 6-8' high upstream side.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Mackinaw River on Bloomer Line
Location
Colfax, McLean County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1923
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Bloomer Line (BLOL)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 353.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.56577, -88.62300   (decimal degrees)
40°33'57" N, 88°37'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/362608/4491821 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87930 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 26, 2020: New photos from Steve Conro

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