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UP - Kickapoo Creek Viaduct

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Photo taken by Howard Keil

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BH Photo #322049

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Kickapoo Creek/ Kickapoo Creek Road/Railroad on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Bartonville, Peoria County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1912
Builder
- Cleary-White Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Substructure)
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
2 Skewed TPGs
2 skewed Pratt through trusses
7 DPGs
1 TPG
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 1,075.0 ft.
Also called
UP - Kickapoo Creek Bridge #1
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.66515, -89.65208   (decimal degrees)
40°39'55" N, 89°39'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/275818/4504968 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peoria West
Inventory numbers
IL 072-9908 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 51374 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
2,250

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • July 19, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 8, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • April 11, 2015: Updated by Luke: Addedimagery posted by Howard Keil
  • October 19, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Merged NBI data
  • February 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Union Pacific Railroad", "Chicago & North Western Railway"

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Comments 

UP - Kickapoo Creek Viaduct
Posted October 17, 2016, by Bill (kutz_bill [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My Father grew up near this bridge, (well Starr and Folkers) and they used to get on top and see if the steam locomotives could blow them off. If the engineers would see them, they'd stop most of the steam going out the stack, and the cops would come and chase them away. Kickapoo Creek was deep enough that they'd dive off the bridge into the water. So damm dangerous! The last time I checked the creek was about 8 inches deep under the "temporary" bridge they put up for construction purposes under the RR bridge.

UP - Kickapoo Creek Road Overpass
Posted April 11, 2015, by Luke

Lovely shots!

UP - Kickapoo Creek Road Overpass
Posted April 11, 2015, by Howard Keil (Howardkk [at] comcast [dot] net)

Now missing plaques from concrete piers on Peoria side

UP - Kickapoo Creek Road Overpass
Posted April 11, 2015, by Howard Keil (Howardkk [at] comcast [dot] net)

Slide scan 1956- from other direction-Peoria side headed toward Creek Road