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CSX - Mill Creek Railroad Bridge - Marshall

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Uploaded by Melissa Brand-Welch

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BH Photo #439659

Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge over Mill Creek on CSX RR
Location
Marshall, Clark County, Illinois
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Vandalia Railroad (1905-17) (VAND)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.37150, -87.77896   (decimal degrees)
39°22'17" N, 87°46'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/432902/4358292 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83838 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2021: New photos from Jeremy Ruble
  • December 22, 2018: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Jeremy Ruble - jaruble1982 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

CSX - Mill Creek Railroad Bridge - Marshall
Posted May 31, 2021, by John Marvig

Iím almost sure that would be the former alignment. You can see the old alignment towards the west. Cool spot! I would guess that arch is pretty old.

CSX - Mill Creek Railroad Bridge - Marshall
Posted May 30, 2021, by Robert Batey (robertbatey29 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I do believe this is what's left of the original bridge but unless someone can find out if the tracks we're realigned at some point there's no way to tell.

CSX - Mill Creek Railroad Bridge - Marshall
Posted December 27, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It sure looks to me that the arch approach may still be there as well. I would guess that the arch probably predates the pictured bridge, and may have been part of an 1880s or earlier deck truss.

CSX - Mill Creek Railroad Bridge - Marshall
Posted December 27, 2020, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I agree. The location farther south looks like the more likely location. Also looks like the stone section may still remain and the tracks were realigned.??? Adding to my field visit list.

CSX - Mill Creek Railroad Bridge - Marshall
Posted August 19, 2020, by JaredStanonis (pontiacrevenge [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Are you sure thatís Mill Creek? The spot pegged on the map is Big Creek. Mill Creek is farther south.