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UP - Rock River Bridge

Photos 

Overview Looking Northeast

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2011

BH Photo #204644

Map 

Description 

Build date provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives

Facts 

Overview
Warren deck truss bridge over Rock River on Union Pacific Railroad in Rockford
Location
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1896
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Warren deck truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 119.0 ft.
Total length: 768.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Bridge #469
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.26604, -89.09530   (decimal degrees)
42°15'58" N, 89°05'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/327193/4681440 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rockford North
Inventory number
BH 41898 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 3, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • November 23, 2011: New photo from Steve Conro
  • July 20, 2011: New photo from J.R. Manning
  • March 29, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey

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Comments 

UP Rock River Bridge
Posted May 3, 2014, by Brian (FCVPI99 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

former Chicago and Northwestern