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IC - Kickapoo Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Cooney

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BH Photo #296005

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Kickapoo Creek on Abandoned Illinois Central Rwy
Location
McLean County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.32701, -88.97798   (decimal degrees)
40°19'37" N, 88°58'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/331963/4465930 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Heyworth
Inventory number
BH 55662 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,941)
Deck girder (6,340)
Girder (11,231)
Illinois (4,947)
Illinois Central Railroad (629)
McLean County, Illinois (65)
Plate girder (8,778)
Railroad (16,523)
Total length 125-175 feet (6,242)

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added type
  • February 27, 2013: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Illinois Central Railroad"

Sources 

Comments 

Illinois Central Kickapoo Creek Bridge
Posted September 28, 2014, by Patrick Cooney (pat [dot] cooney59 [at] outlook [dot] com)

Attached are photos of the Illinois Central bridge and the remains of the Illinois Terminal bridge.

Illinois Central Kickapoo Creek Bridge
Posted September 28, 2014, by Patrick Cooney (pat [dot] cooney59 [at] outlook [dot] com)

Bridge is still intact and in fairly good condition, just visited it as of 9/24/14. It is on privately owned land and was accessed with permission, the old Illinois Terminal ROW provides a good trail to access the site. Took several photos and will post soon.

(It should also be noted that the abutments of the IT bridge are still in place and are in good shape, and are adjacent to the IC bridge.)