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CN - Drummer Creek Bridges

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in April 2021

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BH Photo #498045

Map 

Description 

3 separate bridges at this location. One 2 track serving the CN mainline, the other 2 singles on an adjacent siding serving a local industry. Main bridge originally built 1920, but girder span remodeled 1943. Middle bridge built 1939, northwest bridge built 1947.

Facts 

Overview
Deck Plate Girder Bridge over Drummer Creek on CN (former Illinois Central)
Location
Gibson City, Ford County, Illinois
Status
Open
History
Main bridge built 1920, Rebuilt 1943; Other bridges built 1939 and 1947
Builder
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.45984, -88.38408   (decimal degrees)
40°27'35" N, 88°23'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/382649/4479716 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gibson City West
Inventory number
BH 60367 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 8, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from IC track profile
  • May 7, 2021: New photos from Steve Conro
  • March 23, 2014: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Canadian National Railway", "Illinois Central Railroad"

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