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NYC - Possum Trot Bridge (1893)

Photo 

1893 Possum Trot viaduct

1893 Possum Trot bridge looking East. The bridge is being painted. I believe the finished color of the bridge was white

Michael Roegner collection

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BH Photo #502778

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Middle Fork Vermilion River on Big 4 Peoria Division
Location
Vermilion County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1893; Replaced 1921
Builder
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan
Railroads
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL; Big Four)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Peoria & Eastern Railroad (P&E)
Design
Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 110.0 ft.
Total length: 1,285.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 90.0 ft.
Also called
Big 4 - Possum Trot Bridge
P&E - Possum Trot Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.11875, -87.72824   (decimal degrees)
40°07'08" N, 87°43'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/437944/4441191 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93893 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2021: New photo from Mike Roegner

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Sources 

  • Mike Roegner