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UP - 20th Street Overpass

Photos 

20th St.JPG

Photo taken by Steve Conro in November 2011

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BH Photo #221019

Map 

Description 

Narrow bridge with blind approaches on the roadway below that require traffic signals. Build date provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives

Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over 20th Street on UPRR (Former C&NW)
Location
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1896
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 25.0 ft.
Total length: 25.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Bridge #452
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.24361, -89.05722   (decimal degrees)
42°14'37" N, 89°03'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/330273/4678873 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rockford South
Inventory numbers
IL 101-9941 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 50342 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • March 23, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from C&NW Bridge Records
  • November 27, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

UP - 20th Street Overpass
Posted December 1, 2020, by John Marvig

Reportedly, this bridge will be getting replaced next year due to the low clearance. Sad, although not entirely surprising, especially with the blind corner and repeated truck strikes.