Rating:
1 vote

CN - Chicago Avenue Overpass

Share:

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in March 2012

Enlarge

Description 

Two track bridge, one track abandoned. Since the CN purchased the EJ&E to bypass Chicago this line isn't used much any more.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Chicago Ave on Canadian National RR (former Soo Line RR)
Location
River Forest, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Also called
Soo Line - Chicago Avenue Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.89393, -87.82088   (decimal degrees)
41°53'38" N, 87°49'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/431903/4638324 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
River Forest
Inventory number
BH 51777 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • March 21, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Canadian National Railway", "Soo Line Railroad"

Sources