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UP - Main Street Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in November 2011

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BH Photo #220599

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Street View 

Description 

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

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Main St (IL2) on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1893, Through Girders added 1903
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
3 track bridge with Combination 2 Pony plate outer and a pony truss between each track. Northern most track abandoned
Dimensions
Span length: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 70.0 ft.
Also called
Main Street Bridge
C&NW Bridge #470
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.26700, -89.09767   (decimal degrees)
42°16'01" N, 89°05'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/327000/4681552 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rockford North
Inventory numbers
IL 101-9925 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 50308 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 20, 2017: Updated by John Marvig: Added Build Date from C&NW Bridge Records
  • April 3, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • November 23, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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