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ICRR - Opossum Creek Bridge

Photos 

West end 1

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in July 2008

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BH Photo #119293

Map 

Description 

My Mother (H.Jane Smith) had photo's 4&5 from 1989. Our family homesteaded the adjacent land NE of this location. She heard stories of the RR cutting through my great great grandfathers (Perry Combest) property. Family cemetery just N along RR had some railway workers buried there who had died during the construction. Steve Conro

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned arch bridge over Opossum Creek on ICRR, 2 mi. north of Oconee
Location
Shelby County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1902
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Double Concrete Arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.31862, -89.10225   (decimal degrees)
39°19'07" N, 89°06'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/318773/4354242 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oconee
Inventory number
BH 37023 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,511)
Built 1902 (478)
Built during 1900s (6,752)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,766)
Deck arch (10,762)
Have street view (25,341)
Illinois (4,453)
Illinois Central Railroad (506)
Lost (22,106)
Owned by county (19,990)
Railroad (14,303)
Shelby County, Illinois (52)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2019: New Street View added by Steve Conro
  • February 28, 2018: Updated by John Marvig: Added Build Date from IC Track Chart
  • August 1, 2008: Added by Robert Stephenson

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