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CSX - Buena Vista Street Bridge

Photos 

The replacement

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2007

BH Photo #110103

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over CSX RR on Buena Vista Street in Paris
Location
Edgar County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1915; replaced 2002-03
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL; Big Four)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 126.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.61528, -87.69056   (decimal degrees)
39°36'55" N, 87°41'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/440724/4385286 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paris South
Inventory numbers
IL 023-9912 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15206 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Comments 

Buena Vista Street Bridge
Posted November 19, 2014, by Anonymous

Bridge before replacement.

Buena Vista Street Bridge
Posted January 28, 2008, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I have been unable to locate any photos of the lost viaduct. As I look at the massive amounts of excavations that were done to build this bridge, it makes me wonder what the original looked like.

Can anyone provide photos of the original bridge?