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CN - Kankakee River Arch Bridge


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Gene Smania 2007


BH Photo #224214

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Concrete arch bridge over Kankakee River on Canadian National Railroad in Kankakee
Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois
Open to traffic
Built 1919
- Gould Construction Co. of Davenport, Iowa
- Walsh Construction Co. of Davenport, Iowa
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 630.0 ft.
Deck width: 65.0 ft.
Also called
IC - Kankakee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.11338, -87.86689   (decimal degrees)
41°06'48" N, 87°52'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/427217/4551705 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
IL 046-0094 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 47788 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 15, 2022: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 12, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added additional builder
  • December 3, 2021: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "Amtrak"
  • December 3, 2021: Photo imported by Dave King
  • May 12, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 25, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • April 2, 2018: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • August 20, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • February 13, 2012: New photos from Gene Smania
  • February 2, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 1, 2012: New photo from Gene Smania
  • January 21, 2011: Added by Jacob P. Bernard



CN - Kankakee River Bridge
Posted October 8, 2017, by Dan Nichols (Jinksling [at] aol [dot] com)

This photo was taken on October 5, 2017 from the eastern side of the Kankakee Bridge. The power poles are made of concrete and look original. They are no longer used.

CN - Kankakee River Bridge
Posted October 5, 2017, by Dan Nichols (Jinksling [at] aol [dot] com)

I was thrilled to be able to see this bridge in person today. Thanks again for your work.

CN - Kankakee River Bridge
Posted August 30, 2016, by Dan Nichols (Jinkslingr [at] aol [dot] com)

Wow! Another bridge by Gould Construction! Thank you for researching!