BNSF - Kankakee River Bridges
View north from west bridge looking towards east bridge
Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2012
BH Photo #225604
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.
- Twin Girder bridges over Kankakee River on BNSF Railway
- Will County, Illinois
- Open to traffic
- Built 1901, Northbound Bridge Replaced Ca. 2000
- - Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- 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.
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:
- Inventory number
- BH 50102 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- 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