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MJ Railway Bridge

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Ogden Ave Span

Photo taken by Steve Conro in May 2012

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BH Photo #232538

Map 

Description 

Manufacturers' Junction Railway (MJ) owns and operates over 6 miles of trackage in Cicero, Illinois. The railroad was incorporated to serve the former Western Electric Hawthorne Works, a primary producer of telephones and related equipment.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Ogden Ave (Old Rotute 66), BNSF RR & 26th St on Manufactures Junction Railway
Location
Cicero, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Pony plate girder larger spans, deck plate on smaller spns
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 850.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.84569, -87.73959   (decimal degrees)
41°50'44" N, 87°44'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/438600/4632907 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Englewood
Inventory numbers
IL 016-0229 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 52504 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Cicero, Illinois (8)
Cook County, Illinois (428)
Deck girder (5,048)
Girder (9,140)
Have street view (25,415)
Illinois (4,470)
Open (38,218)
Plate girder (6,949)
Skewed (4,816)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,229)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,661)
US 66 (270)

Update Log 

  • May 26, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Belt Railway of Chicago"
  • May 20, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "US 66", "Skewed"

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