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IR - Indian Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in October 2011

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BH Photo #218395

Description 

Information comes from the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Collection located at the Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Indian Creek on Illinois RailNet (former CB&Q)
Location
Wedron, LaSalle County, Illinois
History
Built 1896
Builder
- Shiffler Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Likely builder from plaque)
Railroads
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
- Illinois RailNet (IR)
Design
Deck Plate Girder at main span over creek. Long Timber Stringer approach over local road.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.44262, -88.76674   (decimal degrees)
41°26'33" N, 88°46'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/352409/4589400 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wedron
Inventory number
BH 49898 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: Added builder and build date
  • October 24, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

IR - Indian Creek Bridge
Posted September 24, 2022, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Railroad records indicate this bridge was built in 1896, and the concrete piers were constructed in 1904. The corner of the bridge appears to have a plaque, likely a Shiffler Bridge Company plaque:

http://bridgehunter.com/photos/45/81/458158-L.jpg

IR - Indian Creek Bridge
Posted February 20, 2018, by David S (dscharen [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here is a shot of the with a Wedron-bound empty sand train being lead by Norfolk Southern 1070, the Wabash heritage unit.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/66708125@N03/38945661851/in/da...