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Illinois Central Railroad

Reporting mark: IC; ICG (1972-1988)
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Decatur Junction Rwy Big George Branch Bridge (Christian County, Illinois)
Timber stringer bridge over Big George Branch on Decatur Junction Rwy
Open

Depot Street Bridge (Hickman County, Kentucky)
Built ca. 1920
Timber stringer bridge over KY 1826 (Depot Street) on Canadian National Railroad
Open to traffic

Emerson Street Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Built 1921; rehabilitated 1980, replaced 2003
Lost pony truss bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad on Emerson Street in Bloomington
Replaced by a new bridge

EStL&S - Glen Carbon Trestle (Madison County, Illinois)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over railroad tracks somewhere in Glen Carbon Illinois
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over railroad tracks on streetcar line in Glen Carbon
Removed

Fairground Street Bridge (Warren County, Mississippi)
One span was approach span on 1868 Dubuque RR Bridge; erected here in 1895; one panel removed; 2nd span relocated from unknown location; both spans built by the Keystone Bridge Company; closed to traffic 1993
Abandoned Pratt through truss over Illinois Central Railroad on Fairground St; one span was approach span Dubuque RR Bridge (1868 bridge) shortened by 1 panel (approx. 12 ft). 2nd span was also a RR bridge of unknown origin - shortened by 13.5 ft.
Abandoned

FFG&C Wildcat Slough Bridge (Champaign County, Illinois)
Bridge over Wildcat Slough on Fisher Farmers Grain & Coal RR
Open

First Camelback Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Built 1884
Lost Bridge
No longer exists. Replaced by new bridge.

Glen Carbon Heritage Trail - Silver Creek Bridge (Madison County, Illinois)
Originally built for Illinois Central Railroad. Converted to rail trail ca. 1991 by Village of Glen Carbon.
Deck plate girder bridge over Silver Creek on Glen Carbon Heritage Trail
Open to pedestrians

GMO - Little Indian Creek Arch (Morgan County, Illinois)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Little Indian Creek on Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Grand Crossing Rail Bridge #3 (Cook County, Illinois)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Canadian National Railway on Abandoned Norfolk Southern Railway
Derelict/abandoned

GRYR - Yalobusha River Bridge (1942) (Grenada County, Mississippi)
Built 1942 by the Virginia Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Yalobusha River on Grenada Railway (formerly Illinois Central Railroad)
Open to traffic

Gunsaulus Hall Galleries (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1916
Through truss bridge over South Shore and South Bend Railroad on Museum Gallery
Open to museum visitors only

Hardin Street Bridge (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1902
Timber stringer bridge over CN RR on Hardin Street
Demolished

Hawkeye Highway Center Grove Viaduct (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Catfish Creek &Railroad (IC) on Hawkeye Highway
Replaced by a new bridge in 1985

Heartland Pathways - Sangamon River Bridge (Piatt County, Illinois)
Built 1890
Pratt through truss bridge over Sangamon River on the Heartland Pathways, a rail trail converted from the former Illinois Central rail line
Open to pedestrians

Heartway Trail - Shady Rest Bridge (Piatt County, Illinois)
Built 1890
Pratt through truss bridge over Sangamon River on the Heartland Pathways, a rail trail converted from the former Illinois Central rail line
Open to pedestrians

Henslow Trail - Joliet Army Arsenal Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1940
Deck plate girder bridge over IL53 (Old Rte 66) & UPPR (former ICG) on Former Joliet Army Arsenal Railroad
Open to pedestrians

Heritage Trail - 1872 Bridge Rest Stop (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built 1872, Relocated to Road 1889, relocated here in 1992, restored in 2011
Pratt through truss bridge on Heritage Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Holmes Street Overpass (Ford County, Illinois)
Built 2010
Slab bridge over Canadian National Rwy (former Illinois Central) on Holmes St.
Open to traffic

Hudson Stone Arch (McLean County, Illinois)
Built 1851
Stone arch bridge over Intermitent stream on Township property access (former ICRR)
Open to authorized vehicles only

IA57 Overpass (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1932, Removed April 2013
Deck plate girder bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on IA57 / Old US 20 in Ackley
Replaced by a new bridge

IA7 Overpass (Pocahontas County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on IA 7


IC - 134th Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Bridge over 134th Street on Illinois Central RR
Removed but not replaced

IC - 1st Street Overpass (Lee County, Illinois)
Built 1851
Stone arch bridge over 1st Street on the abandoned Illinois Central Railroad in Dixon
Railroad line abandoned, but open to vehicular traffic below

IC - 2nd Street Overpass (Lee County, Illinois)
Built 1851
Stone arch bridge over 2nd Street on the abandoned Illinois Central Railroad in Dixon
Railroad line abandoned, but open to vehicular traffic below

IC - 3rd Street Overpass (Lee County, Illinois)
Built 1851
Stone arch bridge over 3rd Street on the abandoned Illinois Central Railroad in Dixon
Railroad line abandoned, but open to vehicular traffic below

IC - 7th Street S Overpass (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1919
Deck plate girder bridge over 7th Street S on Abandoned Ilinois Central Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

IC - Alvin Trestle (Vermilion County, Illinois)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Locust Street and creek on former Illinois Central Railroad in Alvin
Removed

IC - Argyle North Bridge (Lafayette County, Wisconsin)
Line opened 1888; Service ended 1942; Likely scrapped for war effort
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Pecatonica River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Argyle South Bridge (Lafayette County, Wisconsin)
Line opened 1888; Service ended 1942; Likely scrapped for war effort
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Pecatonica River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Ash Creek Bridge (Fayette County, Illinois)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Ash Creek on Illinois Central Railroad


IC - Big Black River Bridge (Warren County, Mississippi)
Built 1917
Lost deck girder bascule bridge over Big Black River on Illinois Central RR former Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR
No longer exists

IC - Big Grand Pierre Creek Bridge (Pope County, Illinois)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Grand Pierre Creek on Illlinois Central Railroad
Removed but not replaced

IC - Big Muddy River Bridge (Jackson County, Illinois)
Built 1886; Replaced 1903
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Muddy River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Big Muddy River Bridge (Franklin County, Illinois)
Relocated here 1926
Pratt through truss bridge over Big Muddy River on former Illinois Central Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

IC - Big Muddy River Tributary Stone Arch (Jackson County, Illinois)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Tributary of Big Muddy River on Illinois Central Railway
Abandoned

IC - Big Sioux River Bridge (Minnehaha County, South Dakota)
Built 1887 by the Union Bridge Company, removed 1972
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Former Illinois Central Railroad
Removed but not replaced

IC - Black River Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Black River on Abandoned Illinois Central Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

IC - Blackford Bridge (Webster County, Kentucky)
Built 1914 by the American Bridge Co.
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Tradewater River on former Illinois Central Railroad
Open to pedestrians

IC - Bogue Chitto River Bridge (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Bogue Chitto River on Illinois Central Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

IC - Boone River Bridge (Hamilton County, Iowa)
Built 1903, Lost 1947
Lost Through truss bridge over Boone River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Bridge #149.7 (Tazewell County, Illinois)
Built Ca. 1889
Stone arch bridge over Tributary of Indian Creek on Abandoned Illinois Central Railway
Open to authorized vehicles only

IC - Bridge #152.8 (Tazewell County, Illinois)
Built Ca. 1889
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Tributary of Indian Creek on Abandoned Illinois Central Railway
Derelict/abandoned

IC - Buckatunna Creek Bridge (Wayne County, Mississippi)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Buckatunna Creek on M&O RR (abandoned)
Abandoned

IC - Buffalo Creek Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1868, Relocated Here Date Unknown; Replaced 1924
Lost Linville variant Whipple through truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Railroad (IC)
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Cache River Bridge (Alexander County, Illinois)
Built 1918 (year on foundation)
Lost bridge over Cache River on Illinois Central Railroad
Removed but not replaced

IC - Cairo Railroad Bridge (Alexander County, Illinois)
Built 1889 under engineer George S. Morison; replaced 1949-52
Lost through and deck truss bridge over the Ohio River carrying the Illinois Central Railroad in Cairo
Replaced by the current bridge, reusing many of the piers in the process

IC - Cedar Creek Bridge (Pocahontas County, Iowa)
Built 1891; Replaced 1947
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Railroad (IC)
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Cedar River Bridge (Bremer County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1868, Replaced 1919
Lost Pratt through truss bridge with vertical endposts over Cedar River in Janesville
Replaced

IC - Cedar River Covered Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Lost Through truss bridge over Cedar River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Central City Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Replaced 1924
Lost Linville variant Whipple through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Railroad (IC)
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Coldwater River Bridge (De Soto County, Mississippi)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Coldwater River on IC
Open to traffic

IC - Crab Orchard Creek Bridge (Webster County, Kentucky)
Built 1920
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Crab Orchard Creek (W.L. Baker Ditch) on former Illinois Central Railroad
Closed to all traffic

IC - Crooked Creek Bridges (Washington County, Illinois)
Lost Pratt through truss bridges over Crooked Creek on Illinois Central RR
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Cumberland River Bridge (Livingston County, Kentucky)
Built 1910; removed 1944 with Kentucky Dam Project
Lost through truss swing bridge over Cumberland River on Illinois Central Railroad
No longer exists

IC - Des Moines River Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1891; Final truss span removed in the mid 1990s
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by new bridge

IC - Drury Creek Deck Truss (Jackson County, Illinois)
Replaced 1899
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Drury Creek on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - East Omaha Swing Bridge (Douglas County, Nebraska)
Built 1893 by Phoenix Bridge Company, second swing span built in 1903 by American Bridge Co.
Through truss swing bridge over Missouri River on Canadian National Railway
Closed to all traffic

IC - Embarras River Bridge (Cumberland County, Illinois)
Lost Through truss bridge over Embarras River on Illinois Central RR
Removed but not replaced

IC - First Dubuque Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built 1868, Approach Trusses added 1872, Swing Span Replaced 1896, Rest of Bridge Replaced 1900
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Former Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Galena River Bascule Bridge (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Built 1914 ; removed 1976
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Galena River on Illinois Central Railroad
Collapsed

IC - Galena River Bridge (Old) (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Replaced in 1914
Through truss bridge over Galena River on Illinois Central RR
Superstructure replaced

IC - Grayville Bridge (White County, Illinois)
Built 1892, rehabilitated in 1972, abandoned in 1996, partially destroyed by flooding in 2005
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on former Illinois Central Railroad south of Grayville
Partially destroyed by flood

IC - Green River Bridge (Lee County, Illinois)
Lost Through truss bridge over Green River on Illinois Central RR
Removed but not replaced

IC - Green River Bridge (Old) (Muhlenberg County, Kentucky)
Built 1870; Replaced in 1930
Lost Through truss bridge over Green River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Hatchie River Bridge (Hardeman County, Tennessee)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Hatchie River on Illinois Central Railroad
Abandoned

IC - Hickahala Creek Bridge (Tate County, Mississippi)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Hickahala Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

IC - Hurricane Creek Bridge (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama)
Built 1905
Warren through truss bridge over Hurricane Creek on Abandoned Illinois Central Railroad
Closed to all traffic

IC - Iowa River Bridge (1868) (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1868; Burned 1894
Lost Deck truss bridge over Iowa River on Illinois Central Railroad
Destroyed by fire

IC - Iowa River Bridge (1894) (Hardin County, Iowa)
Built 1894; Replaced 1909
Lost Deck truss bridge over Iowa River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by new bridge

IC - Kankakee River Bollman Deck Truss (Kankakee County, Illinois)
Built 1853; Replaced 1863
Lost Other deck truss bridge over Kankakee River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Kankakee River Bridge (1863) (Kankakee County, Illinois)
Built 1863; Replaced 1884
Lost ? bridge over Kankakee River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Kankakee River Pratt Through Truss Bridge (Kankakee County, Illinois)
Added 1884; Replaced 1919
Pratt through truss bridge over Kankakee River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Kent Creek Bridge (Winnebago County, Illinois)
Located here in 1911, Truss likely dates from 1870s
Pratt through truss bridge over Kent Creek on Illinois Central Railroad spur
No longer exists

IC - Kickapoo Creek Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Abandoned bridge over Kickapoo Creek on Abandoned Illinois Central Rwy
Derelict/abandoned

IC - Kraatz Road (Williamson County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over TR 9/Kraatz Road on Ilinois Central Railroad
Unknown status

IC - Lacombe Bayou Bridge (Old) (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1907; Removed 2008
Pony plate girder swing bridge over Lacombe Bayou on Former Illinois Central Railroad
A Bascule draw built across of bike traffic

IC - Lake Creek Bridge (Alexander County, Illinois)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Lake Creek on Illinois Central Railroad
Removed but not replaced

IC - Langan Creek Bridge (Old) (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Built 1899, Replaced 1938
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Langan Creek on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Leaf River Arch Bridge (Ogle County, Illinois)
Built 1851
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Leaf River on Abandoned Illinois Central Railway
Derelict/abandoned

IC - Leaf River Bridge (Ogle County, Illinois)
Built 1927
Abandoned Timber stringer bridge over Leaf River on Abandoned Illinois Central Railway
Abandoned

IC - Leaf River Tributary Bridge (Ogle County, Illinois)
Built 1851, Abandoned 1912
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Unnamed Trib to Leaf River on Abandoned Illinois Central Railway
Derelict/abandoned

IC - Little Calumet River Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Replaced 1925
Lost Deck girder bridge over Little Calumet River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Little Sioux River Bridge (Cherokee County, Iowa)
One truss span removed 1909, Replaced 1947
Lost Through truss bridge over Little Sioux River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Little Sioux River Bridge #1 (Cherokee County, Iowa)
Built 1886, trestle approaches rebuilt 1918
Abandoned Pratt Through Truss Bridge over Little Sioux River on Abandoned Illinois Central Railroad
Abandoned

IC - Little Sioux River Bridge #2 (Cherokee County, Iowa)
Built 1887, trestle approaches updated 1960
Abandoned Pratt Through Truss Bridge over Little Sioux River on Abandoned Illinois Central Railroad
Abandoned

IC - Little Sioux River Bridge #3 (Woodbury County, Iowa)
Built 1887, trestle approaches updated 1918
Abandoned Pratt Through Truss Bridge over Little Sioux River on Abandoned Illinois Central Railroad
Abandoned

IC - Little Sioux River Bridge #4 (Woodbury County, Iowa)
Built 1886, 1881 Truss Spans added 1911, Mostly Removed Ca. 1999
Abandoned Pratt Through Truss Bridge over Little Sioux River on Abandoned Illinois Central Railroad
Most Removed but not replaced

IC - Mackinaw River Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Built 1898, Approaches Added 1902
Abandoned pratt deck truss bridge over Mackinaw River on Abandoned Illinois Central Railway
Derelict/abandoned

IC - Maquoketa River Bridge (Delaware County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1886; Replaced 1927
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Maquoketa River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Market Street Overpass (Madison County, Tennessee)
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Market St (now Highland Ave) on Illinois Central RR
Removed but not replaced

IC - Middle Fork Catfish Creek Bridge #10 (Old) (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Middle Fork Catfish Creek on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Mill Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Iowa)
Built 1898; Removed 1984
Lost Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Mill Creek and Old IA 21 on Illinois Central Railroad
Removed

IC - Mill Creek Bridge (Old) (Cherokee County, Iowa)
Built 1887; Replaced 1898
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Mill Creek and Road on Illinois Central Railroad
Removed

IC - Millrace Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Lost 1970
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Millrace on Illinois Central Railroad
Filled in

IC - Murphysboro Bridge (Jackson County, Illinois)
Through truss bridge over Big Muddy River on Railroad
Removed

IC - North Raccoon River Bridge (Sac County, Iowa)
Built 1910 using an assortment of relocated parts
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Raccoon River on Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Old IL 105 Bridge (Macon County, Illinois)
Bridge over Fap 714 (Old IL 105) on IC RR
Open to traffic

IC - Pass Manchac Bridge (Old) (Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1904; replaced 1972
Lost Pony/through girder bridge over Pass Manchac on Illinois Central RR
Replaced by a new bridge

IC - Pecatonica River Bridge (Green County, Wisconsin)
Built originally ca. 1868, Relocated here ca. 1900; Destroyed by flooding-caused abutment failure on February 19, 1911
Lost Linville variant Whipple through truss bridge over Pecatonica River on Illinois Central Railroad
Destroyed by flooding