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Rock Island Fox River

Photo taken by Steve Conro

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Street View 

Description 

Bridge once had two truss spans. A Whipple Deck Truss and a Pratt Deck Truss. The whipple was replaced with I-Beam Spans

Facts 

Overview
Pratt deck truss bridge over Fox River on Illinois Railway West of Sheridan
Location
Sheridan, La Salle County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
- Illinois Railway (IR)
Design
Combination Pratt Deck Truss & Steel Stringer with Timber Stringer approach. Length was approximated.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 155.0 ft.
Total length: 448.0 ft.
Also called
Sheridan Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.52913, -88.69538   (decimal degrees)
41°31'45" N, 88°41'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/358560/4598885 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sheridan
Inventory number
BH 49883 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 29, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Illinois Railway"
  • October 26, 2011: Updated by Steve Conro: Name corrected per David Eikes
  • October 25, 2011: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • October 24, 2011: New photos from Steve Conro
  • October 23, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

Rock Island Fox River Bridge
Posted October 24, 2011, by David Eike (eikes [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Some clarification on this bridge, which may warrant a renaming: It was built as part of the old Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy, a branch line that ran from Aurora to Streator. It was never part of the Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific. It was part of the Burlington Northern (successor of the CB&Q) until it was sold off to the shortline Illinois Railnet (now the Illinois Railway, part of OmniTRAX).