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UP - Forked Creek Bridges

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2012

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BH Photo #225639

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Description 

Only center of three tracks is active, outer tracks are abandoned. Interesting three track bridge. Northern most track curves away from from the other two at mid span.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridges over Forked Creek on Union Pacific Railroad in Wilmington
Location
Wimington, Will County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Southernmost span built 1884; Middle span built 1929; Spur span built 1930; Replaced 2017
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Middle Span)
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan (Southernmost Span)
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Spur Span)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Chicago & Alton Railroad (C&A)
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad (GMO)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 175.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.31303, -88.14593   (decimal degrees)
41°18'47" N, 88°08'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/404081/4574140 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington
Inventory number
BH 50098 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2018: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge has Been Replaced
  • August 14, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • July 30, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builder and build date via info from John
  • November 9, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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