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Illinois Terminal - Camp Creek Bridge

Photos 

Camp Creek IT bridge

Remnants of Camp Creek IT bridge in Monticello

Photo taken by Randall Hicks in November 2008

BH Photo #273135

Map 

Description 

This bridge was used as a farm access bridge for several years after the railroad was abandoned. By the 1970s it was in very poor condition so it was burned to keep people from walking on it and potentially getting hurt.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Camp Creek on Illinois Terminal RR
Location
Monticello, Piatt County, Illinois
Status
Destroyed by fire in 1979
History
Illinois Terminal interurban railway bridge that was burned in 1979.
Railroads
- Illinois Terminal Railroad (IT; ITC)
- Interurban
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.04793, -88.56172   (decimal degrees)
40°02'53" N, 88°33'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/366781/4434245 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Monticello
Inventory number
BH 59272 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2021: New photo from Thomas Dyrek
  • January 19, 2014: Added by Frank Hicks

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