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Pecatonica Prairie Path - Pecatonica River Bridge

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Pecatonica Prairie Path Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in March 2015

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BH Photo #320628

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Description 

Former C&NW rail bridge refurbished for trail use in 2012

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Pecatonica River on Pecatonica Prairie Path
Location
Stephenson County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1886
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW - Pecatonica River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.29798, -89.50734   (decimal degrees)
42°17'53" N, 89°30'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/293313/4685905 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Freeport East
Inventory number
BH 56284 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • May 19, 2013: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Rail-to-trail"

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