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DM&E - Rock River Bridge (Rockton)

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in November 2011

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BH Photo #220601

Map 

Street View 

Description 

4 pony truss mains spans with 5 deck plate girder approaches 4 north and 1 south Length approximate

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Rock River on Canadian Pacific Railway
Location
Rockton, Winnebago County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1906
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 680.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.44951, -89.06743   (decimal degrees)
42°26'58" N, 89°04'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/329987/4701757 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Beloit
Inventory number
BH 50309 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • July 4, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • June 16, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • March 10, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • December 10, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated design
  • November 27, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Changed from through to pony truss
  • November 23, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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