Armstrong Railroad Bridge
Photo taken by Jacob P. Bernard in January 2011
This was originally a double tracked double girder bridge, until one of the girders was later removed. 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 when the other girder was there. That is also why the remaining girder isn't in alignment with the trestle towers.
There are also some old wooden and concrete abutments beneath one of the the 50 foot towers, which may be from an earlier wooden bridge.
- Deck girder bridge over Middle Fork Vermilion River on Union Pacific Railroad west of Armstrong
- Vermilion County, Illinois
- Open to traffic
- Built ca. 1901
- Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 55.0 ft.
Total length: 515.0 ft.
- 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)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory number
- BH 47510 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 6, 2011: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
- January 3, 2011: Added by Jacob P. Bernard
- Jacob P. Bernard - jacob_bernard [at] yahoo [dot] com