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CCC&StL Railroad Bridge

Photos 

View from Route 1

Photo taken by Melissa Brand-Welch in October 2018

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BH Photo #436638

Map 

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned concrete tee beam bridge over Abandoned CCC&StL Railroad Grade on Abandoned Road
Location
White County, Illinois
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1906
Railroads
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL; Big 4)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Tee beam
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
N&S Railroad Bridge
Big Four Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.02889, -88.25771   (decimal degrees)
38°01'44" N, 88°15'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/389617/4209767 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Enfield
Land survey
T. 6 S., R. 9 E., Sec. 6
Elevation
450 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 57782 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2018: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 24, 2018: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • August 27, 2013: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "One-lane traffic", "Railroad"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

N&S Railroad Bridge
Posted October 26, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Clark, thank you for the information. The bridge was quite impressive from the ground. The view from atop from beautiful too.

N&S Railroad Bridge
Posted October 26, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis (Cairo Division) in 1905 (per Eldorado, IL 15' quad), New York Central in 1941, Penn Central in 1974. Presumable became Conrail then Norfolk Southern before being abandoned.

The road does not show on the 1941 or 1974 quads.

N&S Railroad Bridge
Posted October 25, 2018, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

The Illinois Historic Bridge Survey lists this as "Abandoned N&S RR", but that's all I know.

https://historic-bridges.isas.illinois.edu/bridgelist.htm

N&S Railroad Bridge
Posted October 25, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

I do not remember a time when this bridge was open. Luke is correct of course. It is all farm ground on the other side.

N&S Railroad Bridge
Posted October 25, 2018, by Luke

1938 aerial from historicaerials just shows two farm roads going to the bridge.

N&S Railroad Bridge
Posted October 25, 2018, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thank you Mom lol. I am surprised you didn't tell me to not walk on the bridge but at 42 I guess I should know better...

N&S Railroad Bridge
Posted October 25, 2018, by Doris M Blair (dmblair59 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is a group of outstanding photos.I have been past this bridge a thousand times and never got the view that I got today with this photos.