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BNSF - Rock River Bridge

Map 

Description 

Main bridge only about 630' of the whole structure. There is a 1000' long north approach over an low island and slough.

Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder bridge over Rock River on BNSF (former CB&Q) Railroad just north of Colona
Location
Rock Island County, Illinois, and Henry County, Illinois
Status
Open
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 1,650.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.50863, -90.35216   (decimal degrees)
41°30'31" N, 90°21'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/720976/4598607 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Port Byron
Inventory number
BH 53969 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 11, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added bridge types
  • October 17, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad"

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Comments 

BNSF Rock River Bridge
Posted October 22, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

The bridge is actually a 1,608' long bridge made of multiple designs...