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UP - Kankakee River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2012

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BH Photo #225650

Map 

Description 

Evidence of a second older span. The abandoned track bed on Forked Creek & Water St bridges only a couple hundred feet away continue to this point where they would have crossed the river.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Kankakee River on Union Pacific Railroad in Wilmington
Location
Wilmington, Will County, Illinois
Status
Open
Future prospects
To Be Replaced 2016
History
Built 1944, Replaced 2017
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad (GMO)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 550.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.31107, -88.15054   (decimal degrees)
41°18'40" N, 88°09'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/403693/4573928 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington
Inventory number
BH 50097 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2018: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge has Been Replaced
  • August 14, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: added builder and build date
  • June 15, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information, bridge is doomed
  • November 9, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated GPS and info
  • November 9, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

Sources 

  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com