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CN - Lamm Road Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in April 2012

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BH Photo #231733

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over E Lamm Road on CNRR (former ICRR)
Location
Stephenson County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 19.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.25861, -89.50056   (decimal degrees)
42°15'31" N, 89°30'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/293744/4681517 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Freeport East
Inventory numbers
IL 089-9912 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 52174 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • May 10, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • April 22, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Illinois Central Railroad", "Skewed"

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Comments 

CN - Lamm Road Overpass
Posted April 7, 2015, by Michael Jones (mjones160 [at] comcast [dot] net)

I mistook the Lamm Road Overpass for the Yellow Creek Road Overpass. My comments on what was hiway 20 from Freeport to Rockford belong to the Yellow Creek Road Overpass.

CN - Lamm Road Overpass
Posted April 7, 2015, by Michael Jones (mjones160 [at] comcast [dot] net)

The road that goes underneath the overpass used to be part of route 20 to Rockford from Freeport. As you can see it was very narrow as route 20 was only 2 lanes at the time. This would have been sometime in the 1950's before the 4 lane hiway replaced the old 2 lane. As a little boy I remember coming up to the overpass when a tractor trailer was already coming from the other direction. My parents got the car stopped in time. Not a very safe place back then.