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BNSF Railroad Bridge

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Photo taken by John Imel in May 2012

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BH Photo #234403

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Overview
Beam bridge over BNSF Railroad on Ill 26
Location
Polo, Ogle County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Original bridge built 1926; superstructure demolished and replaced in 1975. 1926 substructure widened and reused in replacement bridge.
Design
Pre-stressed adjacent box beam superstructure
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.9 ft.
Total length: 294.6 ft.
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.99389, -89.57833   (decimal degrees)
41°59'38" N, 89°34'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/286440/4652313 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Polo
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
2,650
Inventory numbers
IL 071-0010 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 52802 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 29, 2012: New photos from John Imel
  • August 20, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Expanded description and history for greater clarity.
  • August 20, 2012: New photos from John Imel
  • July 5, 2012: New photos from John Imel
  • July 2, 2012: Added by John Imel