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CEI - Salt Fork River Bridge

Photo 

Aerial Photo, 1940

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BH Photo #272900

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck girder bridge over Salt Fork Vermilion River on former Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
Location
Vermilion County, Illinois
Status
Demolished
History
Abandoned ca. 1990s?, demolished before 1999
Railroad
- Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad (CEI)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.08302, -87.80579   (decimal degrees)
40°04'59" N, 87°48'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/431300/4437282 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oakwood
Inventory number
BH 59233 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad (42)
Deck girder (4,897)
Girder (8,835)
Illinois (4,410)
Lost (20,718)
Plate girder (6,732)
Railroad (14,138)
Vermilion County, Illinois (117)

Update Log 

  • January 16, 2014: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

Sources 

  • Jacob P. Bernard

Comments 

C&EI Salt Fork River Bridge
Posted July 13, 2014, by Grayson Warbritton (gray401 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was the cutoff from Rossville Jct to connect with the old Grape Creek Branch (which ran from Danville Jct to Villa Grove; the location is just south of where the city main of the C&EI crossed the P&E) just a litte NE of Sidell IL. This route was also used by the Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern which had trackage rights on the C&EI to Rossville Jct. and ran trains to US Steel owned mines around Georgetown and Westville for coal to fuel the steel mills up around Chicago. The EJ&E had a roundhouse just south of Rossville which still stands the last I looked back in January.

Grayson