Pekin Railroad Bridge over the Illinois River

This bridge crosses the Illinois River at Pekin, Illinois. Builder was the King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Construction date was 1912.

The bridge type was a metal 7 panel pin-connected Pratt through truss movable vertical lift (tower drive) and approach spans: metal 9 panel rivet-connected lattice Quadruple Warren through truss fixed. Main span was 175 feet. Structure length was 1508 feet.

The bridge has one track. It was used by the Chicago and North Western and the UnionPacific.

Pekin Railroad Bridge

Control House Pekin Railroad Bridge

Pekin Railroad Bridge

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