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CNW - Clinton Bridge (East Channel)


Old bridge (The one this listing is for) on the left, Curent bridge on the right.

Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

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McCallum through truss bridge over Cat Tail Slough on Railroad
East Clinton, Whiteside County, Illinois
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1865; Reconstructed 1868, 1874, 1880, 1882-1885, & 1898; Replaced by a new bridge in 1908
- American Bridge Works of Chicago, Illinois
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan (1898 Spans)
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois (8 spans 1882-85)
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
- Rust & Coolidge of Chicago, Illinois (Fabricators of the 1880 200ft Whipple span)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
McCallum through truss
1868 spans:
Post through truss
Pratt through truss
Whipple Through Truss
Pratt through truss
Total length: 2,790.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83632, -90.17647   (decimal degrees)
41°50'11" N, 90°10'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/734447/4635457 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 55027 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 20, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 7, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 19, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • December 28, 2012: Added by Luke Harden


CNW - Clinton Bridge (East Channel)
Posted October 20, 2021, by Luke

From the link in the sources.

CNW - Clinton Bridge (East Channel)
Posted October 20, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

In preparing to respond to Luke regarding Rust & Coolidge vs. Keystone, I poked around the site looking at examples of each. In looking at the image for this listing, I'm pretty certain that the little Pratt truss on left looks to have a Rust & Coolidge plaque. Also, its either very advanced for 1874 or its newer than 1874.

Anyone have more info on this crossing?