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CO&P - DuPage River Bridge

Photo 

View fron BH50117 Iowa Interstate DuPage River Bridge

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2012

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BH Photo #222982

Map 

Description 

Abutments and piers still intact

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over DuPage River on Chicago, Ottawa & Peoria Railway just N of Channahon
Location
Channahon, Will County, Illinois
Status
Removed
History
Removed 1934
Railroads
- Chicago & Illinois Valley Railway (C&IV)
- Chicago, Ottawa & Peoria Railway (CO&P)
- Interurban
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 130.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.46979, -88.20799   (decimal degrees)
41°28'11" N, 88°12'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/399129/4591614 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Channahon
Inventory number
BH 50861 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 26, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added removal date
  • December 17, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added railroad
  • January 7, 2012: Added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

DuPage River "Ghost" bridge
Posted January 7, 2012, by Gary Sprandel (jaidite [at] aol [dot] com)

There was an interurban electric line that ran from around Lasalle to Joliet that went belly up in the 30's.

If you look around the Illinois and Fox river valley areas you'll find plenty of old interurban right of ways (at least in areas not majorly built up since then)but not a lot of bridges since most of these interurban lines were shoe string budgets compared to the steam roads most bridges were timber construction with only major or fast water flood prone rivers justifying the expense of concrete and steel.