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Wabash Railroad Bridge #197

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #197

View looking N-NW

Photo taken by James Holzmeier in November 2014

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #308964

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Description 

Double-track bridge; widened in 1962

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W, later NS Railway
Location
Sangamon County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Replaced original bridge erected in 1888; new deck added to this bridge in 1937; widened in 1962 to accomodate passing track
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Steel stringer bridge, with concrete abutments. Extra stabilization provided by bagged-concrete walls running parallel to tracks.
Dimensions
Total length: 18.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.72410, -89.87786   (decimal degrees)
39°43'27" N, 89°52'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/253341/4401096 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Berlin
Inventory number
BH 64248 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 25, 2014: Added by James Holzmeier

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