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CBQ - Illinois River Bridge (Beardstown)

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CBQ - Illinois River Bridge (Beardstown)

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BH Photo #500607

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Description 

Smaller through truss approaches built 1889, larger through truss approach built 1899. Swing span built 1901.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss swing bridge over Illinois River on CB&Q RR
Location
Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois, and Schuyler County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1889 and 1899, Swing Span added 1901; Approaches Replaced 1929; Swing Span Replaced 1972
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Approach Trusses)
Railroad
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
Through truss swing span bridge with at least 5 Pratt through truss approach spans
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.02250, -90.43297   (decimal degrees)
40°01'21" N, 90°25'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/719061/4433411 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93496 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added to design description
  • October 7, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 15, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added information
  • June 22, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 22, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Douglas Butler
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman