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NS - Markham Road Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2012

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BH Photo #225339

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Markham Road on Norfolk Southern RR 2.7 Mi W of Jacksonville
Location
Morgan County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Original 48' pile trestle built 1888; replaced 1936 with this bridge
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Steel stringer span resting on newer concrete supports; timber abutments stabilized by bagged-concrete; timber walls running parallel to track provide extra ballast stabilization.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 18.0 ft.
Total length: 55.7 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #248A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.74566, -90.32307   (decimal degrees)
39°44'44" N, 90°19'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/729362/4402955 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lynnville
Inventory numbers
IL 069-9902 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 51277 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
75

Update Log 

  • May 5, 2016: New photos from James Holzmeier
  • November 25, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added Wabash bridge number and updated history
  • February 16, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 14, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • February 13, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Norfolk Southern Railway"

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