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RIS - Cedar Creek Bridge

Photo 

Cedar Creek Bridge RIS

Period postcard image

License: Released into public domain

BH Photo #397494

Map 

Description 

A few miles outside of Monmouth a large deck girder steel bridge is being built over Cedar Creek. This bridge will be 615 ft. long between massive concrete abutments and will be supported in the center on steel supports resting on a concrete foundation set deep in the ground. The bridge will cost about $40,000. The track on this bridge will be laid 80 ft. above the water in Cedar Creek. -Electric Traction Weekly Vol. VI, January-December 1910

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Cedar Creek on Rock Island Southern Railway
Location
Warren County, Illinois
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1910
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- Interurban
- Rock Island Southern Railway (RIS)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 615.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.96007, -90.64162   (decimal degrees)
40°57'36" N, 90°38'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/698471/4537002 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Monmouth
Inventory number
BH 66031 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 19, 2017: New photo from Frank Hicks
  • July 17, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • February 14, 2015: Added by Frank Hicks