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UP - Lick Creek Bridge

Photos 

View From Highway Bridge

Source: IDOT ESR Report

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BH Photo #273784

Street View 

Description 

1-37' Reinforced Concrete Arch Abutment
2-124'8" Riveted Deck Lattice Truss span
1-118'11" Riveted Deck Lattice Truss span
1-37' Reinforced Concrete Arch Abutment

Built 1921 using spans A & D of bridge #66; Galena Division (Geneva, Illinois). Southern span double trussed. AFE# C-142.18

Facts 

Overview
Lattice deck truss bridge over Lick Creek on Railroad
Location
Sangamon County, Illinois
Status
abandoned but intact
History
Built 1921 using deck trusses built 1883
Builder
- Alden & Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
Lattice deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 443.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Bridge #1890
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.69905, -89.76122   (decimal degrees)
39°41'57" N, 89°45'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/263254/4398001 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Loami
Inventory number
BH 59588 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 14, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added builder
  • April 22, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added relocation information
  • March 30, 2015: New photos from Steve Conro
  • March 5, 2014: New photos from Elliott Johnson
  • February 12, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed status
  • February 9, 2014: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 5, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added RR info from vintage Illinois Roadmap
  • February 5, 2014: Added by Nathan Holth

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Luke
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

CNW - Lick Creek Bridge
Posted April 29, 2019, by Tim (springfieldbridges [at] gmail [dot] com)

Br No 1890 over Lick Creek

CNW - Lick Creek Bridge
Posted December 13, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like a late 1880s or early 1890s truss to me..

CNW Lick Creek Bridge
Posted February 12, 2014, by Elliott Johnson (elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

this bridge needs a status change. it should say abandoned, as the bridge over mansion road does, since the abandonment of this rail line in 1997.