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Mineshaft Road Steel Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in December 2012

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BH Photo #244230

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Description 

Originally built for the Chicago & Northwestern Ry. Left in place after the railway was abandoned and adapted for vehicular traffic.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Spring Creek on Mineshaft Rd (former C&NW Ry)
Location
Bureau County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1908 by American Birdge Co. Adapted for road after railway was abandoned
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 85.0 ft.
Also called
Chicago & Northwestern Ry Spring Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.34255, -89.17831   (decimal degrees)
41°20'33" N, 89°10'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/317746/4579074 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spring Valley
Inventory number
BH 54735 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Adaptive reuse"

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