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CBQ - Barstow Bridge (1889)

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Courtesy of the Moline Daily Dispatch

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BH Photo #488312

Description 

Historical information comes from the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Collection located at the Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Rock River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Location
Henry County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1889 at an unknown location, erected here 1900; additional spans added 1905; replaced Ca. 1970
Railroad
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 155.0 ft.
Total length: 1,607.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.50847, -90.35269   (decimal degrees)
41°30'30" N, 90°21'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/720932/4598588 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91824 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 25, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • January 5, 2021: New photo from Luke

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