North Shore Line/MILW Overpass
Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2012
BH Photo #224785
Site of former North Shore Line bridge over CMStP&P "Milwaukee Road" now converted to the North Shore Bike Trail.
The unincorporated village of Rondout has the historical significance of being site of the largest train robbery in U.S. history which occurred in 1924, when a gang of robbers known as The Newton Gang robbed a mail train in the village. The amount stolen was an estimated $3 million in cash, bonds and jewelry. To this day, not all of the money has been recovered leading to the legend that it is buried somewhere.
- Lost Pony plate girder bridge over CNRR (former Milwaukee Road) on Former North Shore Line (now bike path)
- Rondout, Lake County, Illinois
- Replaced by new bridge
- Built in 1904; later replaced by pedestrian trail bridge
- - Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad (CNSM)
- Pony plate girder
Total length: 100.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.27979, -87.89687 (decimal degrees)
42°16'47" N, 87°53'49" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/426048/4681231 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 51209 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- July 17, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added type + link to pic
- February 7, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
- February 6, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "North Shore Line Railroad"