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NS - Cook Street Overpass


Photo taken by Elliott Johnson in April 2014

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


BH Photo #281894

Street View 


Pony/through plate girder bridge over E. Cook Street on Norfolk Southern Railway
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois
Open to traffic
Built 1988
- Norfolk & Western Railway (NW)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Pony plate girder
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.79481, -89.64234   (decimal degrees)
39°47'41" N, 89°38'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/273762/4408323 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Springfield West
Inventory numbers
IL 084-0049 (Illinois bridge number)
IL 084-9939 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 52158 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2021: New Street View added by Dave King
  • April 15, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: corrected location and name to reflect photo
  • April 16, 2014: New photo from Elliott Johnson
  • March 22, 2014: Updated by Steve Conro: Removed category "Chicago & Illinois Midland Railway"
  • April 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Illinois Central Railroad", "Railroad"
  • April 21, 2012: Added by James Baughn


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


NS - Cook Street Overpass
Posted April 30, 2021, by Tim (springfieldbridges [at] gmail [dot] com)

The street view is at the wrong bridge. The photos are correct at the Cook Street underpass. These bridges are next to be replaced and new High Speed Rail corridor bridges in their place. The NSRR (former wabash) yard near here will be used for the UPRR/NSRR double tracks.

IMRR - Cook Street Overpass
Posted May 14, 2015, by Bill Graber (foursecretary [at] aol [dot] com)

Wrong picture. The picture is the replacement NS between 9th and 11th Streets. The IM or IC RR Cook Street Overpass is east of 18th Street.