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CN - 4th Street Overpass


view from the south towards stanford ave

Photo taken by Elliott Johnson in April 2014

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)


BH Photo #281876

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Deck plate girder bridge over S. 4th Street on Canadian National Rwy
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois
Open to traffic
Built 1975
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Deck plate girder
Span length: 72.0 ft.
Total length: 72.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.76623, -89.65124   (decimal degrees)
39°45'58" N, 89°39'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/272906/4405173 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springfield West
Inventory numbers
IL 084-9932 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 52141 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from IC Track Profile
  • April 16, 2014: New photo from Elliott Johnson
  • March 22, 2014: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Canadian National Railway", "Illinois Central Railroad"
  • April 21, 2012: Added by James Baughn


  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com


CN - 4th Street Overpass
Posted August 8, 2014, by Bill Graber (foursecretary [at] aol [dot] com)

This is not the original structure. There used to be a viaduct that ran from the east side abutment over the old GM & O tracks (now UP) and went west towards MacArthur Blvd. that belonged to the Illinois Terminal RR. That structure was removed around 1970. Some years later, the IC RR purchased the old right of way and put in this bridge with a curved track going down to the south. It was designed to allow trains coming in from the south an access to the IC main line running around 18th Street. It followed the old IT line to just east of 11th Street where it then made a jog further south to bring the line into the 18th Street line. This eliminated the underpass that the IT used below the IC line just east of Fox Bridge Rd.