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RI - Toulon Arch


Toulon Arch

The Prairie News

BH Photo #439523


Closed-spandrel arch bridge over IL91 on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Toulon, Stark County, Illinois
Abandoned 1973
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Peoria & Rock Island Railway (P&RI)
Closed-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.09551, -89.85933   (decimal degrees)
41°05'44" N, 89°51'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/259859/4553299 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 13 N., R. 6 E., Sec. 19
Inventory number
BH 83814 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2022: Updated by Luke: Added abandonment date
  • October 11, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added location
  • December 18, 2018: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch



RI - Toulon Arch
Posted February 20, 2022, by Luke

A closeup appears in the About Us section for the city of Wyoming. http://wyomingil.com/about-us/ Sadly it's not clear enough to make out the date stamp, and apppears to be part of a random set of images of the Rock Island, as there's also a picture of a RI train crossing a deck girder with another railroad bridge in the foreground, and Wyoming was a one railroad town...

RI - Toulon Arch
Posted October 12, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Indeed, and unless I'm mis-interpreting the StreetView, it's not even that recent a removal. Looks like even by 2008 (the oldest view available), it was gone.

RI - Toulon Arch
Posted October 11, 2019, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

According to imagery on Google maps, this no longer exists.

RI - Toulon Arch
Posted October 11, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Luke !