Rating:
3 votes

CP - IL72 Overpass

Photo 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in November 2011

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BH Photo #221204

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Street View 

Description 

Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern industrial spur to Byron Nuclear plant. Former Chicago Great Western RR.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over IL72 on Canadian Pacific Railway (former CGW)
Location
Ogle County, Illinois
Status
Open
History
Built 1933
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 32.2 ft.
Total length: 73.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.12184, -89.24767   (decimal degrees)
42°07'19" N, 89°14'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/314203/4665749 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stillman Valley
Inventory numbers
IL 071-9907 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 50345 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2011: New Street View added by Daniel Hopkins
  • November 28, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

Sources 

  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net

Comments 

DM&E Industrial Spur IL72 Bridge
Posted September 6, 2012, by Tom (pastortomclark [at] gmail [dot] com)

I believe that this bridge was replace in the early 1980's (~83-85). I used to drive IL72 from Rockford to Sterling a fair amount. One day I came around the curve and saw that the bridge was removed. I thought that they were salvaging the rail line. However, a few days later I was going that way again and there was a new bridge there. I also saw a crew out cutting down trees that had grown up in the rail bed. (I stopped to ask the crew if I could take some of the wood for our fireplace and they said yes.)