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CP - 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 Canadian Pacific Railway (former CGW)
Location
Byron, Ogle County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Original Great Western Railroad bridge. Now Canadian Pacific Railway
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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