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Wauponsee Glacial Trail - Forked Creek Bridge

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Description 

Former Wabash/Norfolk & Western right-of-way (abandoned circa 1990. Bridge built in 1908 replacing original pony truss and trestle combo.

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over IL102 & Forked Creek on Wauponsee Glacial Trail
Location
Will County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1908
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Rail-to-trail
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Deck plate girder and floor beam system
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.0 ft.
Total length: 131.9 ft.
Also called
Wauponsee Glacial Trail - IL Overpass
Wabash Railroad Bridge #1141
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.26119, -88.11189   (decimal degrees)
41°15'40" N, 88°06'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/406857/4568348 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Symerton
Inventory numbers
IL 099-0168 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 50096 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
2,750

Update Log 

  • December 26, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • December 17, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Updated history and added Wabash bridge number
  • March 1, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Norfolk & Western Railway", "Rail-to-trail"
  • November 9, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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