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C&EI - Collison Trestle

Photos 

Photo taken in March 2012

View this photo at hhopsnaturewalk.blogspot.com

BH Photo #246257

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Deck truss bridge over Middle Fork Vermilion River on former Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad northwest of Collison
Location
Vermilion County, Illinois
Status
Abandoned
History
Built ca. 1894, abandoned ca. 1990s?
Railroad
- Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad (CEI)
Design
Main span: Warren deck truss
Approaches: Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 310.0 ft.
Also called
Collison Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.24477, -87.77770   (decimal degrees)
40°14'41" N, 87°46'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/433852/4455214 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Collison
Inventory number
BH 47957 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • November 8, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad"
  • January 4, 2013: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
  • February 3, 2011: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

Sources 

  • Jacob P. Bernard

Comments 

Conrail Middle Fork Vermilion River Bridge
Posted November 8, 2013, by Grayson (gray401 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is not a former Conrail or NYC bridge but was a former C&EI bridge after looking at the location. The bypass from Rossville Jct. ran south to the mines around Westville and Georgetown IL linking up the former Grape Creek branch to Villa Grove outside west of Indianola if I remember right on the route. This bridge was also used by the EJ&E which had trackage rights on the C&EI to reach the mines in this area to bypass Danville which especially at that time heavily congested with rail traffic around Danville Jct. The Danville Jct Society of the NHRS out of Danville with a museum in Rossville has more information on this line. It was cutback to Collison then Henning. At onetime the line was used to haul coal to the IP powerplant west of Danville.

Grayson