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NS - West Marion Street Overpass

Photos 

View looking west

Photo taken by James Holzmeier in October 2014

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #307518

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Street View 

Description 

2 adjacent pony plate girder bridges, with only one span still in-use. The railroad through town used to be double-track until the second main was pulled up in the late 1980's. Builder unknown; there are no visible builder's plates attached to either bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over W. Marion St. on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railroad
Location
Monticello, Piatt County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Pony plate girder
Also called
N&W - West Marion Street Overpass
Wabash - West Marion Street Overpass
Norfolk Southern Bridge #1403
Wabash Railroad Bridge #1403
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.02371, -88.57646   (decimal degrees)
40°01'25" N, 88°34'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/365477/4431579 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Monticello
Inventory number
BH 63888 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 5, 2014: New photos from James Holzmeier
  • October 29, 2014: New Street View added by James Holzmeier

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