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IC - Leaf River Arch Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in October 2014

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BH Photo #306213

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Street View 

Description 

Bridge appears to be in very good condition. Date is confirmed via IC Springfield Division Track Chart (1944).

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Leaf River on Abandoned Illinois Central Railway
Location
Ogle County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1851
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Total length: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.15261, -89.58934   (decimal degrees)
42°09'09" N, 89°35'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/286062/4669966 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Forreston North
Inventory number
BH 63830 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,634)
Abandoned (3,681)
Arch (12,187)
Built 1851 (39)
Built during 1850s (413)
Deck arch (11,423)
Have street view (27,079)
Illinois (4,688)
Illinois Central Railroad (588)
Ogle County, Illinois (44)
Railroad (15,612)
Stone arch (3,083)
Total length under 25 feet (2,507)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: added commentary on bridge date and condition
  • November 25, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • October 26, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • October 26, 2014: Added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

IC - Leaf River Arch Bridge
Posted November 25, 2014, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Steve (and all),

I managed to track down a date on this structure, and the one north of it. 1851. Shocking, but its an official Illinois Central Date. So once again, Nice find!!