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IL53 Overpass

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Gene Smania, 12-90

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #226001

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Girder bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Illinois Rt 53
Location
Gardner, Grundy County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Original approaches were cast in place concrete "T" beams, replaced with PPC deck beams abt 1966, main span steel covered with gunnite @ same time
Design
Built up steel plate through girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 88.8 ft.
Total length: 203.8 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.18208, -88.31518   (decimal degrees)
41°10'55" N, 88°18'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/389694/4559803 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gardner
Inventory number
BH 51441 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "US 66"
  • February 25, 2012: Added by Gene Smania