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IC/ITR Overpass

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view from the south

Photo taken by Elliott Johnson in April 2015

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

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BH Photo #320475

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Description 

I will add information once it becomes available. Does anybody else know something about this old bridge? no plaques visible as usual.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Interurban trail (formerly ITRR) on abandoned C&NW
Location
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad (GMO)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- Illinois Terminal Railroad (IT; ITC)
- Illinois Traction System (ITS)
- Interurban
Design
Pony plate girder
Also called
GM&O/ITS Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.75776, -89.66800   (decimal degrees)
39°45'28" N, 89°40'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/271442/4404276 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springfield West
Inventory number
BH 66866 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 3, 2015: New Street View added by Elliott Johnson

Sources 

  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

C&NW (MacArthur old alignment)
Posted April 5, 2015, by Luke

KCS appears to own the line now.

C&NW (MacArthur old alignment)
Posted April 5, 2015, by Bill Graber (foursecretary [at] aol [dot] com)

Actually this carried another branch of the GM & O that went southwest out of Springfield. It lines up with the current line that runs over south of Jacksonville. Not sure who the line belongs to now.

C&NW (MacArthur old alignment)
Posted April 5, 2015, by Bill Graber (foursecretary [at] aol [dot] com)

This wasn't on MacArthur Blvd. It was over the ITRR right of way that went south to St. Louis. It was abandoned sometime in the late 60's when they dismantled the long iron trestle over the GM&O that went east along Stanford Ave.