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Zurich Road Bridge

Photos 

Distant View To North

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #129629

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost timber pony truss bridge over the UPRR on Zurich Road near Joliet
Location
Joliet, Will County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by modern bridge
History
Built ca. 1890 by the Chicago & Alton Railroad; replaced 1998
Railroads
- Chicago & Alton Railroad (C&A)
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad (GMO)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Main span: Timber Queenpost truss with vertical iron rods
Approaches: Five stringer spans with timber frame bents
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.8 ft.
Total length: 133.8 ft.
Deck width: 16.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.49110, -88.08724   (decimal degrees)
41°29'28" N, 88°05'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/409242/4593846 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elwood
Inventory numbers
IL 099-3141 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15757 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • April 2, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • HAER IL-130 - Zurich Road Bridge, Spanning Southern Pacific, Chicago & St. Louis Rai, Joliet vicinity, Will County, IL