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UP - Shelbyville Bridge

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Kaskaskia River Union Pacific Bridge

Photo taken by Skip Gatermann in April 2009

BH Photo #137229

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Overview
Pratt deck truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on Union Pacific Railroad in Shelbyville
Location
Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1891; Strengthened 1916 using parts from the 1892 CEI Okaw River Bridge
Builders
- Kelly-Atkinson Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois (1916 Strengthening)
- Strobel Steel Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois (1916 Strengthening)
Railroads
- Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad (CEI)
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Steel stringer with one Pratt deck truss span
Dimensions
Total length: 1,400.0 ft.
Also called
C&EI - Kaskaskia River Bridge
C&EI - Shelbyville Bridge
MoPac - Kaskaskia River Bridge
MoPac - Shelbyville Bridge
UP - Kaskaskia River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.40353, -88.78707   (decimal degrees)
39°24'13" N, 88°47'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/346132/4363081 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shelbyville
Inventory number
BH 41933 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2020: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • December 27, 2016: New photos from David Huffman
  • January 21, 2014: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
  • January 6, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected build date based on historical infor from local historical society
  • May 9, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name, Built date and length
  • January 8, 2010: New photo from Robert Stephenson
  • April 19, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: railroad company
  • April 18, 2009: New photo from Skip Gatermann
  • April 11, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: add categories
  • March 29, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey

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Comments 

UP - Shelbyville Bridge
Posted December 13, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thought so,luke.I realized that after I looked at the other post.

UP - Shelbyville Bridge
Posted December 13, 2018, by Luke

Yes.

UP - Shelbyville Bridge
Posted December 13, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is this the CEI-Shelbyville bridge because CEI is mentioned.

Kaskaskia River Railroad Bridge
Posted April 20, 2009, by Heidi Pratt (heidibug34209 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I took some pictures of this gorgeous trestle over the weekend of April 18/19, 2009. I would like to know how long it is, and when it was constructed, if possible.