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CN - Kaskaskia River Bridge (Baldwin)



Photo taken Dec. 2004 by Brian Frierdich

BH Photo #102517


Street View 


Through truss railroad bridge over the Kaskaskia River on the CNRR west of Baldwin next to IL 154
Randolph County, Illinois
Open to traffic
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad (GMO)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Riveted, 8-panel Warren through truss
Also called
CN - Baldwin Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.19058, -89.88862   (decimal degrees)
38°11'26" N, 89°53'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/247019/4230905 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Red Bud
Inventory number
BH 15625 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • March 10, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: minor change in GPS
  • July 13, 2005: Posted photo from Brian Frierdich

Related Bridges 


  • Kim Harvey
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


CN - Kaskaskia River Bridge (Baldwin)
Posted October 16, 2019, by Christopher Bodkin (bodkin6071 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was completed in 1972.

A River Corps of Engineers project that began in 1967 to straighten the Kaskaskia River thru here required a new bridge for the GM&O. This new bridge replaced a wooden trestle.

CN - Kaskaskia River Bridge (Baldwin)
Posted April 5, 2019, by John (Johntherogger [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is part of the old Waterloo route....while the railroad ends just past the bridge, now used only for the plant on the other side, it use to continue on into Waterloo and STL.

CN - Kaskaskia River Bridge (Baldwin)
Posted April 2, 2015, by Steve Bowles (sjb7273 [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of April 2013, this railroad bridge is not out of service. The bridge is used by CN in order to get to the KRPD #2 loading facility and The Material Works. They usually offload coiled steel and there is an industrial engine at the facility.


Baldwin Railroad Bridge
Posted June 18, 2009, by chris

bridge has been out of use 2 years