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CN Old IL-13 Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by Kim Harvey in September 2008

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BH Photo #124690

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over an old alignment of IL 13 on I.C.& Gulf R.R. in New Athens
Location
New Athens, St. Clair County, Illinois
Status
still in use by railroad
History
Built 1928. Extensive repairs made by the railroad in Fall 2008.
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.0 ft.
Total length: 47.9 ft.
Also called
IC Old IL-13 Overpass
ICG Old IL-13 Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.31583, -89.86167   (decimal degrees)
38°18'57" N, 89°51'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/249810/4244733 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Athens East
Inventory numbers
IL 082-9914 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 37435 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
1,050

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2017: New photos from David Huffman
  • November 16, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey
  • September 25, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey
  • September 16, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

Comments 

New Athens Railroad Viaduct
Posted August 5, 2010, by steve mueller (smueller [at] siu [dot] edu)

The railroad information should be corrected. Bridge was built by the Illinois Central[later the Illinois Central Gulf after merger with the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio in 1972] and is currently used by the Canadian National railroad.