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Lick Creek Bridge

Map 

Description 

Found via satellite while exploring the area. More than likely an old railroad right of way, but unsure until I can check it out myself

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pony plate girder bridge over Lick Creek
Location
North Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroad
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway (GMO)
Design
Pony plate girder
Also called
GMO - Lick Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.60800, -89.62685   (decimal degrees)
40°36'29" N, 89°37'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/277761/4498560 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pekin
Inventory number
BH 71091 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added RR from USGS map.
  • February 22, 2016: Added by Elliott Johnson

Sources 

  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Lick Creek Bridge
Posted February 26, 2016, by Elliott Johnson (elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

checked out the area myself a couple days ago since I am through this area alot now. Its definitely an old railroad alignment yet the bridge has apparently been used for motor vehicles pretty recently. Possibly county vehicles but it has definitely seen use recently. no builder plaque or any other information from the structure itself.

Mystery Lick Creek Bridge
Posted February 22, 2016, by Anonymous

There appears to be a gate and a no motor vehicles sign at the south end.

Mystery Lick Creek Bridge
Posted February 22, 2016, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Bing Maps seems to confrim it's abandoned RR right of way.