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CGW - Crane's Grove Bridge (Old)

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Uploaded by Melissa Brand-Welch

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BH Photo #439000

Map 

Description 

Replaced in approximately 1950

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt Deck Truss bridge over Chicago Great Western Railway
Location
Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroad
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
Design
Pratt deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.23927, -89.61034   (decimal degrees)
42°14'21" N, 89°36'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/284622/4679642 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83661 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2018: New photo from John Marvig
  • November 29, 2018: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

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Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

CGW - Crane's Grove Bridge
Posted December 20, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks John !

CGW - Crane's Grove Bridge
Posted December 20, 2018, by John Marvig

The bridge was replaced by a deck girder. I have a picture of the replacement, and I will post when I get home.

CGW - Crane's Grove Bridge
Posted December 20, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Hunter, I do not know. Hopefully one of the railroad fans know.

CGW - Crane's Grove Bridge
Posted December 20, 2018, by Hunter Deal (hdeal2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I just love this bridge for some reason! I didn't realize it was anything more than a wooden trestle until I saw a picture of it in the 1970 "History of Stephenson County." Any idea what replaced it?