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Abandoned UP - NS Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in March 2015

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BH Photo #320185

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Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway & Industrial Dr on Abandoned Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Sangamon County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1912
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Pony plate girder over KCS and deck plate over Industrial Dr
Also called
C&NW Bridge #1882
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.74380, -89.76112   (decimal degrees)
39°44'38" N, 89°45'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/263416/4402968 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Loami
Inventory number
BH 66830 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 29, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Updated information
  • January 13, 2019: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 30, 2015: Added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

C&NW / KCS Bridge
Posted April 29, 2019, by Tim (springfieldbridges [at] gmail [dot] com)

here is a plan view of the viaduct and the diamond to the west.

C&NW / KCS Bridge
Posted April 29, 2019, by Tim (springfieldbridges [at] gmail [dot] com)

here is a photo from 1914 showing the original viaducts with the earthen berm created by dredging the surrounding farmland.

C&NW / KCS Bridge
Posted April 29, 2019, by Tim (springfieldbridges [at] gmail [dot] com)

C.P. & St.L. diamond with the Wabash just west of this bridge. The C.P. & St. L. was abandoned in 1925 per the referenced document here. C&NW decided to build over the top of both railroads.

https://www.labellemodels.com/manuals/Chicago,%20Springfield...

C&NW / KCS Bridge
Posted April 29, 2019, by Tim (springfieldbridges [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is over the Norfolk Southern Railway not the KCS. The CNW crosses the KCS approx 3/4 mile south of this bridge.