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NS - 5th Street Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by Elliott Johnson in April 2014

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #281895

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Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Bus 55 / 5th Street on Norfolk Southern Rwy
Location
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1961
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Through plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 84.6 ft.
Total length: 95.1 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #182A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.77351, -89.65000   (decimal degrees)
39°46'25" N, 89°39'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/273036/4405979 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springfield West
Inventory numbers
IL 084-0032 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 60355 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 25, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added Wabash bridge number
  • April 16, 2014: New photos from Elliott Johnson
  • March 22, 2014: Added by Steve Conro

Sources 

  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James Holzmeier - wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

NS - 5th Street Overpass
Posted April 11, 2020, by Tim (springfieldbridges [at] gmail [dot] com)

Plans by State of Illinois, Section 114-CS, 1960

Elevation:

NS - 5th Street Overpass
Posted April 11, 2020, by Tim (springfieldbridges [at] gmail [dot] com)

FYI, These bridges are being replaced with a pair of bridges to carry UP and NS. This is part of the High Speed Rail Corridor upgrade thru Springfield.