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DM&E Industrial Spur - Rock River Bridge (Byron)

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in November 2011

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BH Photo #221206

Map 

Description 

Originally part of the Chicago Great Western Railroad now left in place and used as a spur to supply Byron Nuclear Power Plant. Length approximate.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Rock River on DM&E RR (former CGW)
Location
Byron, Ogle County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Original Great Western Railroad bridge. Now Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern.
Builder
- Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co. of Des Moines, Iowa & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
Design
Deck Plate girder on concrete piers
Dimensions
Total length: 780.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.12382, -89.25068   (decimal degrees)
42°07'26" N, 89°15'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/313961/4665975 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oregon
Inventory number
BH 49912 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder.
  • November 30, 2011: New photos from Steve Conro
  • October 25, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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