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UP - Gage Junction Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn in February 2013

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BH Photo #247967

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss railroad bridge over the Kaskaskia River just above the Lock and Dam northwest of Chester
Location
Randolph County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1976
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Warren through truss with a Camelback profile
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 240.0 ft.
Total length: 1,379.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.99723, -89.95238   (decimal degrees)
37°59'50" N, 89°57'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/240751/4209621 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kaskaskia
Inventory number
BH 15627 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 4, 2017: New photo from James Baughn
  • May 12, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • February 2, 2013: New photos from James Baughn
  • March 23, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: added GPS coordinates from terraserver
  • December 18, 2008: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • July 10, 2005: Posted additional photo from Brian Frierdich

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Brian Frierdich - railtrekker [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Kim Harvey
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com