Rating:
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Abandoned UP - Lick Creek Bridge

Photos 

View From Highway Bridge

Source: IDOT ESR Report

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BH Photo #273784

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Based on a nearby bridge of identical design and size, at least two spans of this bridge possibly from 1883 bridge at Geneva, Illinois.

Facts 

Overview
Lattice deck truss bridge over Lick Creek on Railroad
Location
Sangamon County, Illinois
Status
abandoned but intact
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
Lattice deck truss
Also called
C&NW Bridge #1890
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.69905, -89.76122   (decimal degrees)
39°41'57" N, 89°45'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/263254/4398001 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Loami
Inventory number
BH 59588 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Chicago & North Western Railway (1,303)
Closed (2,571)
Deck truss (1,605)
Have street view (25,412)
Illinois (4,470)
Lattice deck truss (30)
Lattice truss (518)
Owned by railroad (11,102)
Railroad (14,368)
Sangamon County, Illinois (105)
Truss (31,236)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2015: New photos from Steve Conro
  • March 5, 2014: New photos from Elliott Johnson
  • February 12, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed status
  • February 9, 2014: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 5, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added RR info from vintage Illinois Roadmap
  • February 5, 2014: Added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Luke
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

CNW - Lick Creek Bridge
Posted April 29, 2019, by Tim (springfieldbridges [at] gmail [dot] com)

Br No 1890 over Lick Creek

CNW - Lick Creek Bridge
Posted December 13, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like a late 1880s or early 1890s truss to me..

CNW Lick Creek Bridge
Posted February 12, 2014, by Elliott Johnson (elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

this bridge needs a status change. it should say abandoned, as the bridge over mansion road does, since the abandonment of this rail line in 1997.