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CN - Lake Street Overpass

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in March 2012

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Description 

Originally a two track bridge, later reduced to single track. Since the CN purchased the EJ&E to bypass Chicago this line isn't used much any more. This bridge has also been nicely painted.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Lake Street 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
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 83.0 ft.
Also called
Soo Line - Lake Street Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88822, -87.82068   (decimal degrees)
41°53'18" N, 87°49'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/431913/4637690 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
River Forest
Inventory numbers
IL 016-0598 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 51779 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
13,500

Update Log 

  • June 27, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • March 21, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Canadian National Railway", "Soo Line Railroad"

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