BNSF Chillicothe Rail Bridge

     This rail bridge crosses the Illinois River at Chillicothe, Illinois.

BNSF Chillicothe Rail Bridge.

The bridge was originally built for the Santa Fe Railroad in 1932.

BNSF Chillicothe Railroad Bridge

     The bridge type is polygonal Warren through truss.  Approach spans are Warren deck truss.  There are two tracks. Largest span measures 400 feet.  Total length is 1,700 feet.  Currently, the bridge is used by BNSF.

     There was a prior bridge at this site.  It was built in 1887.  This bridge had a draw span that was raised and lowered for the passage of boat traffic.  This was demolished in 1932.

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