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RI - I&M Canal Bridge (Utica)

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in October 2011

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BH Photo #218338

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over I & M Canal on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Location
North Utica, LaSalle County, Illinois
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built Ca. 1900
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
Double-Intersection Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 95.0 ft.
Total length: 95.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.34098, -89.01416   (decimal degrees)
41°20'28" N, 89°00'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/331477/4578567 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Salle
Inventory number
BH 49874 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • August 16, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added RR
  • August 14, 2012: Updated by Matt Lohry: Corrected bridge type--this is a Double-Intersection Warren pony truss.
  • October 22, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

RI - I&M Canal Bridge (Utica)
Posted August 26, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one is very similar to one of the Marseilles bridges:

http://bridgehunter.com/il/lasalle/marseilles-nabisco/

https://books.google.com/books?id=v9bWvS9labgC&lpg=PA339&dq=...

This link seems to suggest that this spur was built in the 1880s, possibly indicating this bridge is original to this location. Historic aerials show the line in poor maintenance by the late 1930s. Also, there may be a 15' skewed stone arch somewhere in this town?