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CN - Cache River Bridge (Ullin)

Photo 

View from a distance

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #232652

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through Plate girder bridge over Cache River on Illinois Central Canadian National Railway
Location
Pulaski County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1945
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Two span plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 162.0 ft.
Also called
IC - Cache River Bridge (Ullin)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.27344, -89.18560   (decimal degrees)
37°16'24" N, 89°11'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/306219/4127445 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dongola
Inventory number
BH 49901 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from IC Track Profile
  • May 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Illinois Central Railroad", "Railroad"
  • May 26, 2012: New photo from James Baughn
  • October 24, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Ullin Bridge
Posted October 24, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge was the site of the first metal bridge, a Whipple through truss, on the Illinois Central, built 1860. An 1897 through truss replaced it. Based on imagery it looks like a 2 span pony truss is there now. The bridge must date to after 1921 since the through truss still stood in 1921. http://www.archive.org/stream/illinoiscentrale21illi#page/n1...