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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
East 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).