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UP - Mackinaw River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2022

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BH Photo #540439

Description 

Maps say IMRR but signage at site say Union Pacific

Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder bridge over Mackinaw River on Illinois Midland Railway SW of Pekin
Location
Tazewell County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago & Illinois Midland Railway (C&IM)
- Illinois & Midland Railroad (IMRR)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pony through truss w/timber trestle approaches
Dimensions
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Also called
Chicago & Illinois Midland Mackinaw River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.48649, -89.72825   (decimal degrees)
40°29'11" N, 89°43'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/268764/4485330 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Pekin
Inventory number
BH 50900 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 6, 2022: New photos from Steve Conro
  • January 6, 2013: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Chicago & Illinois Midland Railway"
  • January 11, 2012: Added by Steve Conro

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