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Illinois Terminal/Wabash Overpass

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Bridge #S-62.8

Photographer unknown; courtesy IT Historical Society

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BH Photo #314492

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wabash, later N&W Railway on Illinois Terminal Railroad
Location
Bement, Piatt County, Illinois
Status
Removed but not replaced account of IT line abandonment
History
Built 1928-9; Removed 1955
Railroads
- Illinois Terminal Railroad (IT)
- Interurban
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Pony plate girder on masonry abutments
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 17.2 ft.
Total length: 85.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.6 ft.
Also called
Illinois Terminal Railway bridge
Illinois Terminal Railway Bridge #S-62.8
Wabash Railroad Bridge #1425A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.92393, -88.57963   (decimal degrees)
39°55'26" N, 88°34'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/365010/4420508 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bement
Inventory number
BH 65247 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 25, 2015: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added images & plans of bridge
  • January 3, 2015: New Street View added by James Holzmeier

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