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Norfolk Southern RR All Forks Creek Bridge 2

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2012

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BH Photo #225059

Map 

Description 

A little research shows this was built as part of the New York Central-Kankakee Belt Route that came through here. The line crossed the Illinois river and continued up through Ladd to Zearing. The Illinois River bridge at DePue must have been quite a structure.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over All Forks Creek on Norfolk Southern RR (former New York Central RR)
Location
Mark, Putnam County, Illinois
Status
Open
History
Built in 1909 by the King Bridge Co. Cleveland Ohio
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Railroad
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 30.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.26688, -89.24590   (decimal degrees)
41°16'01" N, 89°14'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/311873/4570816 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spring Valley
Inventory number
BH 51152 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • February 2, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 1, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Norfolk Southern Railway"

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