CN - Clark Street Bridge
CN Clark Street Bridge
Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2018
BH Photo #441322
This bridge looks relatively modern, and is in fair condition. Possibly a major renovation of the original 1899 bridge. Plans were to replace it, along with the rest of the St. Charles Air Line bridges, because of its location. It is too far south, so trains on the St. Charles Air Line have to slow down for a curve to get across this bridge. (You can see the curve on the Google map above.) The new bridge was supposed to be built to the north, allowing a straighter, faster, quieter run on the St. Charles Air Line.
However, the only part of the new bridge which was built, was its east abutment. The west abutment was not built.
- March 27, 2022: Updated by Roger Deschner: New photos; clarify that replacement bridge was never built
- March 14, 2022: Updated by Roger Deschner: New photo. Changed Lost to Doomed. Bridge still open to traffic.
- March 13, 2022: New photo from Roger Deschner
- June 6, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: Replacement complete
- April 14, 2019: Updated by Roger Deschner: Add photos, description, categories
- January 6, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
- December 31, 2018: Added by John Marvig
- John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
- Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com