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ICE Drainage Ditch Bridge

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Photo taken by Thomas Dyrek in November 2021

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BH Photo #512611

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Description 

The Illinois Central Electric Railway was chartered on October 9, 1903. It was a small interurban system that ran between Lewistown and Farmington. It was closed and abandoned in 1928, and almost nothing of the railroad besides this bridge remains today.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge on Abandoned Illinois Central Electric Railway
Location
Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built in 1912 to carry the Illinois Central Electric Railway over a farm drainage ditch.
Builder
- Illinois Central Electric Railway
Dimensions
Span length: 12.0 ft.
Total length: 12.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.43844, -90.14144   (decimal degrees)
40°26'18" N, 90°08'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/742453/4480346 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95228 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2021: New Street View added by Thomas Dyrek

Sources 

  • Thomas Dyrek