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UP - Turtle Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in November 2011

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BH Photo #221010

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Street View 

Description 

Connector spur from the UP to the DM&E/IC&E/CNRR. Build date provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Turtle Creek on Union Pacific RR (former C&NW))
Location
South Beloit, Winnebago County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1901
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Curved 4 Span Pony plate Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 240.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Turtle Creek Bridge
C&NW Bridge #50
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.49435, -89.03868   (decimal degrees)
42°29'40" N, 89°02'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/332470/4706679 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Beloit
Inventory number
BH 50339 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from C&NW Bridge Records
  • June 27, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • March 10, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • July 10, 2012: New photo from Steve Conro
  • June 30, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Union Pacific Railroad", "Curved"
  • November 27, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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