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UP - Market Street Overpass

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Photo taken by Patrick Cooney

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Girder bridge over Market Street on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1889, replaced 2015
Railroads
- Chicago & Alton Railroad (C&A)
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway (GMO)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 37.1 ft.
Total length: 79.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.48194, -89.00639   (decimal degrees)
40°28'55" N, 89°00'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/329939/4483184 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bloomington West
Inventory numbers
IL 057-6310 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 50249 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
10,000

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2016: New photos from Patrick Cooney
  • November 18, 2011: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

UP - Market Street Overpass
Posted July 5, 2015, by Patrick Cooney (pat [dot] cooney59 [at] outlook [dot] com)

Bridge is gone now, I'm glad I took plenty of structural pictures when I had the chance because it's been replaced with a generic steel and concrete span.

Market Street Bridge
Posted September 28, 2014, by Patrick Cooney (pat [dot] cooney59 [at] outlook [dot] com)

Attached are photos of Market St. Bridge.

Market Street Bridge
Posted September 28, 2014, by Patrick Cooney (pat [dot] cooney59 [at] outlook [dot] com)

Slated for replacement under the Union Pacific and Amtrak HSR project. Currently being prepped for removal. Will post photos soon.