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Illinois Terminal - Mackinaw River Bridge

Photo 

Image courtesy of the Illinois Digital Archives and the Lake County Discovery Museum

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View this photo at idaillinois.org

BH Photo #349919

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mackinaw River on Illinois Terminal Railroad
Location
Tazewell County, Illinois
Status
Destroyed by derailment
History
Built 1907; Destroyed 1977
Railroads
- Illinois Terminal Railroad (IT; ITC)
- Illinois Traction System (ITS)
- Interurban
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
Illinois Traction - Mackinaw River Bridge
ITS - Mackinaw River Bridge
ITR - Mackinaw River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.53971, -89.37384   (decimal degrees)
40°32'23" N, 89°22'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/298965/4490370 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mackinaw
Inventory number
BH 67557 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 25, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • May 12, 2015: Added by Luke

Sources 

Comments 

Illinois Terminal - Mackinaw River Bridge
Posted June 11, 2017, by Kevin Davis (kevin [at] kevincdavis [dot] net)

I think I have a picture as well. My grandpa took me to the crash site. I remember seeing that line going through Morton IL before the crash.

Illinois Terminal - Mackinaw River Bridge
Posted February 1, 2017, by jake (jwatchin1 [at] gmail com)

we had a cabin in the area as a youngster should have pictures of the wreck somewhere....

Illinois Terminal - Mackinaw River Bridge
Posted July 29, 2016, by Kevin Davis (kevin [at] kevincdavis [dot] net)

I remember seeing the crash site when I was a kid.