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PPU - Illinois River Bridge

Photos 

Looking east at bridge

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in Sept. 07

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BH Photo #127572

Map 

Street View 

    Facts 

    Overview
    Vertical lift through truss bridge over Illinois River on Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad in Peoria
    Location
    Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, and Tazewell County, Illinois
    Status
    Open to traffic
    History
    Built 1985
    Builder
    - American Bridge Co. of New York
    Railroads
    - Conrail (CR)
    - Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W)
    - Peoria & Pekin Union Railway (PPU)
    - Tazewell & Peoria Railroad (TZPR)
    - Toledo, Peoria, & Western Railroad (TPW)
    Design
    Lift span: Polygonal Warren through truss
    Approaches: Deck plate girder
    Dimensions
    Length of largest span: 460.0 ft.
    Total length: 1,080.0 ft.
    Also called
    TZPR - Illinois River Bridge
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +40.66779, -89.61159   (decimal degrees)
    40°40'04" N, 89°36'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    16/279250/4505159 (zone/easting/northing)
    Quadrangle map:
    Peoria East
    Inventory number
    BH 38089 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

    Update Log 

    • December 7, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
    • August 18, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
    • December 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added Octave Chanute to builder's section.
    • October 20, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Navigable waterway", "Tazewell & Peoria Railroad"
    • December 1, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
    • November 14, 2008: Added by Nathan Morton

    Related Bridges 

    Sources 

    • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
    • Jacob P. Bernard
    • Luke
    • Douglas Butler
    • American Bridge Company - Info

    Comments 

    Toledo, Peoria and Western Rail Bridge
    Posted January 27, 2010, by Brandon Smith

    Thats the Tazewell and Peoria (TZPR) ex P&PU bridge TPW was wiped out in the 70's (I think)ever since they have been using the old P&PU bridge(now TZPR).