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UP - IL25 Overpass


Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2012


BH Photo #223841

Street View 


Lost Deck plate girder bridge over IL 25 on UPRR (Former C&NW)
Kane County, Illinois
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1908; replaced in the 1990's
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Pony plate girder
Length of largest span: 44.0 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.97806, -88.27750   (decimal degrees)
41°58'41" N, 88°16'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/394163/4648129 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
IL 045-0044 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 51075 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built 1908 (812)
Built during 1900s (7,871)
Deck girder (6,526)
Girder (11,547)
Have street view (30,136)
Illinois (5,038)
Kane County, Illinois (135)
Lost (31,075)
Owned by railroad (13,976)
Plate girder (9,064)
Railroad (16,921)
Replaced by new bridge (21,152)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,440)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,659)
Union Pacific Railroad (2,504)

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • January 24, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Modern"



UP - IL25 Overpass
Posted March 31, 2022, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

As Nathan previously suggested, this bridge has been replaced. I suspect this bridge was too narrow for the area (Stearns Road and IL Route 25 are both busy roads). I'm almost certain this modern span found a new home, as needed by the railroad.

UPRR IL25 Bridge
Posted August 20, 2013, by Nathan Holth

They don't build them like they used to. Already up for replacement:

Contract No. 63598 Kane County District 1 Section 06-00214-18-RP FAP Route 361 (IL 25) Project HPP-1527(37)

Project consists of replacing the structure carrying the UP Railroad over IL 25, the construction of a temporary shoo-fly structure to carry the UP Railroad over IL 25, the construction of a structure to carry IL 25 over the East Branch of Brewster Creek, roadway widening and reconstruction, traffic signal modernization and drainage improvements, located at the north approach to Brewster Creek to Dunham Road and the intersection of IL 25 at Gilbert Road;