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PC - Harrisburg

Photos 

Tom Porter, Southern Illinoisan, April 18 1974

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BH Photo #440102

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Bankston Fork on Penn Central (New York Central)
Location
Saline County, Illinois
Status
Collapsed
Railroads
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.73365, -88.62691   (decimal degrees)
37°44'01" N, 88°37'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/356641/4177509 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 9 S., R. 5 E., Sec. 14
Elevation
386 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 83898 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Probable location
  • December 30, 2018: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

PC - Harrisburg
Posted December 30, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Clark, thank you very much. I appreciate your help.

PC - Harrisburg
Posted December 30, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The 1961 Harrisburg and Carrier Mills quads show the NYC with a bridge at this location and one further east about a mile from the west side of town. The 1990 quad notes the rail as dismantled. It looks like a new alignment of Highway 13 closely follows this former rail line.