Rock Island Bridge over the I and M Canal North Utica, IL

Rock Island Bridge over I and M Canal North Utica,IL 

Near North Utica, Illinois is a steel rusted bridge structure over the I and M Canal.  This was a spur line of the Rock Island R.R.   It was built in 1900.  It is a double intersection Warren  pony truss structure.  It is a single track.  Both ends are covered with fencing.  No adjacent track is present.  The abutments are limestone capped with concrete.   The span length is 95 feet.  Total length is 95 feet.  The structure is abandoned.

Rock Island Bridge over the I and M Canal North Utica,IL.

There has been a rail spur at this location since 1870.  Companies serviced included Utica Brick Company, Utica Sewer and Pipe Terra Cotta Company, Hydraulic Cement Company, and town grain elevators.

Rock Island R.R. Bridge over the I and M Canal, North Utica, Illinois.

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Rock Island Bridge

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Rock Island Bridge

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