North Shore Line/EJ&E Overpass
Current trail bridge
Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2012
BH Photo #224788
Former North Shore Line bridge over the EJ&E Railway now replaced by a pedestrian trail bridge.
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.
- Pony/through plate girder bridge over CNRR (former EJ&E Ry) on Former North Shore Line (now bike path)
- Rondout, Lake County, Illinois
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built in 1904; later replaced by pedestrian trail bridge
- - Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad (CNSM)
- Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway (EJE)
- Pony plate girder
Total length: 100.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.27977, -87.89439 (decimal degrees)
42°16'47" N, 87°53'40" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/426253/4681227 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Land survey
- T. 44 N., R. 11 E., Sec. 24
- Inventory number
- BH 51211 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 7, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Rail-to-trail" and removed "Rails to Trails"
- February 6, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "North Shore Line Railroad"