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UP - Clinton Bridge (East Channel)

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in August 2012

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BH Photo #237507

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Description 

Eastern span of three bridges that make up this river crossing. Crosses Cat Tail slough which as only an open channel at high water. All within Illinois. Bridge and certainly piers look newer than the other two bridges. 1912 map doesn't show Cat Tail slough to exist. Lock and Dam system in the 1930's probably changed the river layout, creating the need for this bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Cat Tail Slough (Miss. River East Channel) on UPRR (Former C&NW)
Location
East Clinton, Whiteside County, Illinois
Status
Open
Future prospects
Plan is to raise the current grade so the west bridge won't need a moveable span to accommodate barge traffic. I'd assume this bridge would be in jeopardy also.
History
Built 1909
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 550.0 ft.
Also called
UP - Sunfish Slough Bridge
UP - Cattail Slough Bridge
CNW - Clinton Bridge (East Channel)
CNW - Cattail Slough Bridge
CNW - Sunfish Slough Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83646, -90.17127   (decimal degrees)
41°50'11" N, 90°10'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/734878/4635487 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clinton
Inventory number
BH 53130 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added dimensions
  • December 28, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • August 13, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • August 11, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Canadian Pacific Railway", "Iowa, Chicago, and Eastern Railroad"
  • August 11, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Chicago & Northwestern Railway", "Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern Railroad", "Union Pacific Railroad"

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