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CN - Washington Boulevard Overpass

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in March 2012

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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 Washington Blvd on Canadian National RR (former Soo Line RR)
Location
River Forest, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1956, this sure loosk older than 1956
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 95.1 ft.
Also called
Soo Line - Washington Boulevard Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88303, -87.82048   (decimal degrees)
41°52'59" N, 87°49'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/431925/4637114 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
River Forest
Inventory numbers
IL 016-3107 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 51781 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
4,950

Update Log 

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

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