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CN - Des Plaines River Bridge

Photos 

Bill Gustafson photo from ejearchive.com

BH Photo #220184

Map 

Description 

Length Approximate

Facts 

Overview
Through truss lift bridge over Des Plaines River/BNSF RR on EJ&E Ry in Crest Hill
Location
Crest Hill, Will County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway (EJE)
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss center lift span with w/2 deck Plate spans on West approach and 1 through Plate span on East approach crossing the BNSF tracks
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 275.0 ft.
Total length: 700.0 ft.
Also called
EJ&E - Des Plaines River Bridge
CN - Joliet North Bridge
EJ&E - Joliet North Bridge
Joliet North Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.55516, -88.07741   (decimal degrees)
41°33'19" N, 88°04'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/410151/4600948 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Joliet
Land survey
T. 36 N., R. 10 E., Sec. 34
Inventory number
BH 41931 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 3, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Navigable waterway", "Canadian National Railway", "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway", "Railroad"
  • March 29, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey

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