Lemont Railroad Bridge

   

Lemont Bridge

Bridge Plaque

Sanitary District Plaque
Lemont Bridge
Lemont Bridge

This bridge crosses the Sanitary and Ship Canal in Lemont. It was built in 1898. Builder/Contractor was the Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, PA. Bridge subcontractors were the McArthur Brothers and Winston and Company. Cost of the bridge was $84, 391.45. Total weight of iron and steel in the bridge is 2,315,656 pounds.  The counterweight weight weighed 858,645 pounds.      This is a metal pin-connected Pratt Throuh Truss, Movable: Swing (Bobtail).  Main span length is 259.6 feet.  Structure length is 398.5 feet.  Bridge is currently used by the Burlington Northern Railroad.  Formerly used by the Santa Re Railroad.

BNSF Railroad Bridge over the Sanitary and Ship Canal

This is a railroad bridge crossing the Sanitary and Ship Canal in Forest View, Illinois.

This bridge was built in 1898. The builders were Carnegie Steel Company of Pittsburgh, PA. and Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, PA.

This is a two track Pratt through truss swing bridge. Total length is 380 feet.

Bridge was used by the SantaFe Railroad. It is currently used by BNSF

BNSF Bridge

Chicago Sanitary District Plaque

Bridge Plaque

BNSF Bridge

Indiana Harbor Belt Bridge over the Sanitary and Ship Canal

This railroad bridge spans the Sanitary and Ship Canal in Summit, Illinois. The builder /contractor is unknown. Construction date is unknown.

The bridge as originally built was a swing bridge. But the swing span was damaged in 1963 and was replaced by a fixed truss span.

The bridge type is a 7 panel rivet-connected camel back through truss fixed. Largest span is 180 feet. Total length is 340 feet.

Bridge is used by the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad.. It was used by the Soo Line

Indiana Harbor Belt Bridge

Indiana Harbor Belt Bridge

Kedzie Avenue CN Railroad Bridge

This is a railroad swing bridge crossing the Sanitary and Ship Canal near Kedzie Avenue. It was built in 1899–1900. Architect was Sanitary District of Chicago. Substructure Contractors were McArthur Brothers and Winston and Company. The Toledo Bridge Company was the superstructure contractor. Total cost $110,644.85. Weight of the iron and steel in the completed bridge was 2,511,140 pounds.

Kedzie Avenue CN Bridge

Kedzie Avenue CN Bridge

Bridge type is metal pin-connected Pratt Through truss, movable: swing (center pier). Main span length 474.2 feet. Structure length 479.4 feet. Bridge supports 2 tracks.

Used by Chicago Madison and Northern RR. and IC RR.

Currently used by Canadian National.

Seneca Railroad Bridge over the Illinois River

The current bridge crosses the Illinois River in Seneca, Illinois. The original bridge at this site was likely wooden or iron construction dating to 1853. It was built for the Rock Island Line. This was replaced by a steel bridge. The current bridge was a modification of the steel bridge to a vertical lift bridge in the 1930’s.

The description of this bridge is as follows: metal 6 panel pin-connected Pratt through Truss, Movable: vertical lift (tower drive) and approach spans: metal 6 panel pin-connected Pratt through truss., fixed. Builder/contractor is unknown.

Main span length is 180 feet. Structure length is 650 feet. There is one track.

Seneca Railroad Bridge

Seneca Railroad Bridge

Seneca Railroad

Current user of the bridge is CSX.

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.

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