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Illinois Traction - McKinley Bridge

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Interurban car #367 crossing

Photo taken ca. 1940's

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Overview
Lost Bascule bridge over Illinois River on Illinois Terminal Railroad in Peoria
Location
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, and Tazewell County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1907, closed to traffic in 1951
Builders
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland
- Strobel Steel Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Theodor Rall of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Illinois Power Co.
- Illinois Terminal Railroad (IT)
- Illinois Traction System (ITS)
- Interurban
- Peoria City Railway (PCRy)
- Streetcar
Design
Main span: Double-leaf Rall Bascule Lift
Approaches: 4 Pratt through trusses; 4 through plate girders; 6 deck plate girders
Dimensions
Total length: 1,600.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.68434, -89.59241   (decimal degrees)
40°41'04" N, 89°35'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/280926/4506948 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peoria East
Inventory number
BH 47254 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • September 19, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • March 13, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added info
  • October 4, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 7, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Edited builder's section
  • July 28, 2012: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • December 6, 2010: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

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