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UP - Middle Fork Vermilion River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jacob P. Bernard in January 2011

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BH Photo #191665

Map 

Description 

This was originally a double tracked double girder bridge. There is still a trail on the east side of the remaining tracks that lead to the south abutment, which still has a gap from where the other girder was.

There are also some old wooden and concrete abutments beneath one of the 50 foot towers.

Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge over Middle Fork Vermilion River on Union Pacific Railroad west of Armstrong
Location
Vermilion County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1901
Railroads
- Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad (CEI)
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.0 ft.
Total length: 515.0 ft.
Also called
CEI - Middle Fork Vermilion River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.30693, -87.90924   (decimal degrees)
40°18'25" N, 87°54'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/422735/4462221 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Penfield
Inventory number
BH 47510 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2011: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
  • January 3, 2011: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

Sources 

  • Jacob P. Bernard