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Rock Island Trail - Spoon River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by midwestnerd

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #239512

Map 

Description 

Old rail bridge originally along the Peoria & Rock Island Railway which later became part of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific. Opened as bike/pedestrian trail in 1990. The state has done a great job of saving this and updating this old relic.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Spoon River on Rock Island Trail (former Peoria & Rock Island RR) NW of Wyoming
Location
Stark County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built Ca. 1899
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Peoria & Rock Island Railway (P&RI)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 145.0 ft.
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.07755, -89.80326   (decimal degrees)
41°04'39" N, 89°48'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/264505/4551153 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wyoming
Inventory number
BH 50897 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 19, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 8, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • December 5, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added photo's
  • September 16, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • May 5, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "Rail-to-trail"
  • January 11, 2012: Added by Steve Conro

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