Built in 1928 by the Illinois Central Railroad; abandoned in 1963; demolished in 2011
The main span over 8th Street is a steel through girder supported on concrete piers while there are 4 timber deck girder spans supported on timber piers on either end approaching the main span for a total of 9 spans overall.
Length of largest span: 88.5 ft.
Total length: 216.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.60345, -89.64903(decimal degrees) 42°36'12" N, 89°38'57" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
T.2N., R.7E., Sec. 34
1020 ft. above sea level
USGS topographic map
BH 47481 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
October 15, 2011: Updated by James Baughn: Brad Bates reports that bridge has been demolished