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BNSF - Kankakee River Bridges

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View north from west bridge looking towards east bridge

Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2012

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BH Photo #225604

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Description 

Twin 10 span rail bridges. The West (southbound) bridge is a 650' 10 span deck plate girder. The East (northbound) bridge is a 600' 10 span concrete slab bridge. Both bridges have every other pier as stone then concrete suggesting some were added later as trains became heavier or perhaps 2nd or 3rd generation bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Twin Girder bridges over Kankakee River on BNSF Railway
Location
Will County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1901, Northbound Bridge Replaced Ca. 2000
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Twin 10 span rail bridges. The West (southbound) bridge is a 650' 10 span deck plate girder. The East (northbound) bridge is a 600' 10 span concrete slab bridge.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.5 ft.
Total length: 641.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.35560, -88.20699   (decimal degrees)
41°21'20" N, 88°12'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/399036/4578936 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington
Inventory number
BH 50102 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 21, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Slab", "Kankakee River", "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway"
  • November 9, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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