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PRR - Embarras River Bridge

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Looking NW from adjacent highway UCEB

Photo taken by Lee Appleton

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Overview
Abandoned deck truss bridge over Embarras River on Former Pennsylvania Railroad/Penn Central(nee Vandalia, Terre Haute and Peoria Railroad)
Location
Oakland, Coles County, Illinois, and Douglas County, Illinois
Status
Abandoned
History
Terre Haute and Peoria Railroad, a Vandalia branch in Illinois, which no longer exists.This bridge is over the Embarras River along Route 133 west of the little town of Oakland. Thanks to Lee Appleton for this find and history.
Railroads
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (PCC&StL)
- Terre Haute & Peoria Railroad (TH&P)
- Vandalia Railroad (VRRC)
Design
Pratt deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 575.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Also called
Panhandle - Embarras River Bridge
Vandalia - Embarras River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.65930, -88.06325   (decimal degrees)
39°39'33" N, 88°03'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/408790/4390484 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oakland
Inventory number
BH 48581 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • November 28, 2016: New photos from David Huffman
  • August 30, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • December 10, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated location to reflect bridge crosses county line
  • April 8, 2011: Added by James Norwood

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