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CSX - Embarras River Bridge

Photos 

East Portal

All East end pics. Could not get a better side shot

Photo taken by Steve Conro in April 2021

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BH Photo #496998

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Embarras River on CSX Railroad
Location
Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chessie System (B&O/C&O/WM)
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Also called
B&O - Embarras River Bridge
Chessie - Embarras River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.71820, -87.66896   (decimal degrees)
38°43'06" N, 87°40'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/441844/4285718 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lawrenceville
Inventory number
BH 69498 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2021: Updated by Doug K: Added category "American Bridge Co."
  • May 2, 2021: New photos from Steve Conro
  • October 3, 2015: Added by Luke

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CSX - Embarras River Bridge
Posted May 21, 2021, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

West end was heavily to marked for no trespass so didn't chance it. Went to road on east end and there was a rough farm field access rd. I had the 4WD truck this time so was able to go down that almost to the bridge.

CSX - Embarras River Bridge
Posted May 2, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nice to see some photos of this one! How did you get back to it?