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DM&E - Leaf River Bridge

Photos 

New modular spans

The end 2 spans have been recently replaced by these modular concrete slabs.

Photo taken by Steve Conro in April 2012

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BH Photo #230717

Map 

Description 

The original end spans have recently (12/11) been replaced with new modular concrete bridges. Former second track bridge has been removed.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Leaf River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Location
Leaf River, Ogle County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
Design
Deck plate girder main spans with 4 modular precast concrete slabs replacing the outer 2 spans. The concrete slabs are new with 2 addition piers added.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 240.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.12822, -89.39766   (decimal degrees)
42°07'42" N, 89°23'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/301824/4666795 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
German Valley
Inventory number
BH 52167 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 27, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • April 26, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • April 22, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern Railroad", "Canadian Pacific Railway"
  • April 22, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad"

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