Thursday, September 4, 2014

Illinois Bridges across Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio and Wabash Rivers

This is a summary of railroad and road bridges downstream along the Mississippi, the Illinois, and then the Wabash and Ohio Rivers. For reference, I include some towns. So below are cities (-), RR bridges with old/current names (!), road bridges (*), dams ($), ferries (&), and trails (?) that cross the major rivers in or around Illinois. I used John Week III's web site to double check my analysis of maps. And the facts below are from his information.

 Mississippi

- East Dubque
! IC/CN RR, CB&Q has trackage rights, CGW/C&NW abandoned its rights in 1981, 1899 swing, 20/2*147/360/1260
* US 20, Julien Dubuque Br, 1943 continuous steel arch with suspended deck, 64/083/045/5760

$ Miss. 12, 1939, 9/849/8370

- Savanna
* US 52, 1932 (1985) continuous truss, 65/58/520/2482
! Milwaukee Road/Soo/CP/Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad, ICE RR, 1906 swing, 18/154+156/364/1910/16,800

$ Miss 13, 1938, 11/1066/14079
- Fulton
* St 136, 1975 continuous truss, 65/450/500/3011
* US 30, Gateway Br, 1956 (1999) unloaded backspan suspension, 70/568/644/4166
! C&NW/UP RR, 1909 swing, 19/178/460/890+19/185/205/1437+19/-/50/550

* I-80, Fred Schwengel Memorial Br, 1966 (1996) steel girder, 60/350/-/3488

$ Miss 14, 1938, 11/1343/2580
- East Molene
- Molene
* US 6, I-74, Iowa-Illinois Memorial Br, 1935+1960 suspension, 66/710/740/5148
- Rock Island
! Rock Island/IAIS RR+Fort Armstrong Ave, Government Br, 1896 swing 20/2*110/183/1848
$ Miss 15, 1934, 15/1203/1203
* US 67, Centennial Br, 1940 5 steel first tied-arch with suspended deck, 66/517+516/538/4447, first 4-lane bridge across the Miss.
! CB&Q+Milwaukee Road/1995BN RR, 1900 swing, 26/2*198/442/2383
   Hennepin Canal merges
* I-280, Sergeant John F. Baker, Jr. Br, 1973 steel tied-arch suspended deck, 62/520/569/4194

- Muscatine (button perl industry)
$ Miss 16, 1937, 8/1315/3475
* St 92, Norbert F. Beckey Br, 1972 steel through, 65/500/?/3018

$ Miss 17, 1939, 8/1211/3250

! Iowa Central/1912Minneopolis&Saint Lois/1960C&NW RR, 1909-1971
- Keithsburg

$ Miss 18, 1937, 10/1350/8900

- Burlington
* US 34, Great River Bridge, 1993 cable stayed, 60/644/?/2267
 ! CB&Q/BNSF RR, 1868(1892,1930) swing, 22/2*153/362/2230, first all-metal bridge to cross the Miss, third most struck by barges

- Fort Madison
!* SantaFe/BNSF+St 9 (toll), 1928 swing, 13/2*200/525/3580, longest double deck swing section ever built

- Keokuk
$ Miss 19, 1914, 38/4250/6665
!  TP&W/KJRY+abandoned road, Keokuk Municipal Bridge, 1916 swing, 25/2*158/380/3800
* US 136, 1985 still girder, 67/275/?/3341


- Canton
$ Miss 20, 1935, 10/2144/2475, John has pictures with all of the gates all the way up
& toll ferry

- Quincy
! CB&Q/BNSF RR, 1960 main through, other deck, 63/300/339/5500
* US 24 w/b, Quincy Bayview Br, 1987 cable stayed, 60/870/900/4507
* US 24 e/b, Quincy Soldier's Memorial Br, 1930 through, 63/617/628/3511
$ Miss 21, 1938, 9.5/1363/3240

- Hannibal
! Wabash/1964N&W/1980'sNS RR, 1871(second bridge on Miss)iron swing/1883 steel swing/1993 lift, 20/354/406/1584. Lift span came from Southern Railway.
* US 36/I-72, Mark Twain Memorial Br, 2000 through, 62/640/640/4491, double V piers

$ Miss 22, 1938, 9.2/1024/3290

- Louisiana
* US 54, Champ Clark Br, 1928 through, 55/405/418/2286
! Alton/1929B&O/1945GM&O/1972ICG/1987chicago,Missouri,andWestern-Gateway Western-KCS RR, 1898 on 1873 piers swing, 16/195/444(longest when built)/2053+2650

$ Miss 24, 1940, 14.5/1340/4525, first on Miss with just Tainter (80-foot submersible)

$ Miss 25, 1939, 14.3/1296/4400

& toll ferry

& free ferry
    Illinois River merges
- Grafton
& toll ferry

- Alton
* US 67, Clark Superbridge, 1994 saddle top cable stayed, 65/690/756/4620, piers have just two columns
$ Miss 26 1936 (scoured)/Melvin Price 1978-1989-1994, 1200 main and 600 aux,
- Wood River

Missouri River merges

* I-270, New Chain Of Rocks Br, 1967 steel girder, 25/-/?/5411
* I-270, Double Chain Bridge, 1967 continuous through, 82/350/480/1990, single piliar pier
* historic US 66, 1929-1970 through, 93/348/700/5348, solid piers on shallow bedrock, 1999 trail
* historic US 66, 1949(1999) through
! Miss Dam 27, diverging dam for the Chain of Rocks Canal, no visible superstructure
! Miss Locks 27, at the downstream end of the Chain of Rocks Canal, 15-foot drop, 600+1200
- Granite City
! Terminal Railroad Association (TRRA) RR, Merchants Br, 1890(2005) through, 83/505/518/4340
* McKinley Bridge (temporarily closed 2001), 1910 through, 90/500/519/6314, was rail, not traffic and a trail
* I-70, Ronald Wilson Reagan Memorial Br, 2014 cable stayed, 75/1450/1500/2803
- East St. Louis
* Martin Luther King Bridge, 1951 cantilevered, 98/940/962/4009
* Eads Bridge, Metrolink, 1869-1874(2003) cast steel arch (trains is through, auto is above arch), 88/517/520/4025, caissons went 100 feet below river bed
* US 40, I-55, I-64, was I-70, Poplar Street Br, 1967 steel girder, 92/580/600/2164
! TRRA RR, General Douglas MacArthur Br, 1912/1917-1981/1928 through truss, 108/647/677/9785
* US 50, I -255, Jefferson Barracks Br, 1983/1990 steel arch suspended deck, 88/850/910/4004+4018

- Chester
* Il-150/Mo-51, 1942 continuous through, 104/650/670/2826

- Cape Giradreau
* Il-146/Mo-74+34, Bill Emerson Memorial Br, 2003 cable stayed, 60/1150/1149(estimated)/3955

- Thebes
! SLSW(Cotton Belt)/SP/UP, 1905 Ralph Modjeski double-track through with reinforced concrete bridge abutments, 104/651/651/3959

* I-57, 1978 steel truss arch suspended deck, 107/804/821/4090
 - Cairo
* US 60/US 62, 1929(1983) continuous through, 114/675/701/5175

 Illinois

$ Dresden Island Lock and Dam, 1933, 22/1015/1750

! EJ&J/CN RR, 1888+1930s lift, 26/120/140/792, most accident-prone in the US

- Morris
* St 47, 2002 steel girder, ?/?/410/1730 4 lanes+10-foot regional trail

- Seneca
! K&S/CSX RR (International Mining Company bought Rock Island from Joliet to Bureau), 22/140/?/?
* St 170

- Marseilles
$ Marseilles Dam, 1933, 24/975
* St 15, 1997 steel girder, ?/?/?/1661

- Ottawa
   Fox River merges
* St 71, Veterans Memorial Br, 1981 longest plate girder bridge in world when built, 47/466/510/1317, 4 lanes, single pedestal piers
!  CB&Q/BN/(1998)Illinois Railnet RR, 1868 lift, 21/167/?/?, sand (U.S. Silica and Wedron Silica) and lumber

$ Starved Rock Lock and Dam, 1933, 19/1429, has some hydropower
- Utica
* St 178, 1962 steel cantilever, 63/356/378/1158


* I-39, US-51, Abraham Lincoln Br, 1987 steel tied-arch suspended deck, 66/582/620/7122, 4 lanes, tall single pedestal piers

! Buzzi Unicem concrete factory, 1893 (1855 piers) through main, other spans are deck, 65/260/330(est)/2875(est)
   abandoned right-of-way
- La Salle
- Peru
* St 351, Shippingsport Br, 2003 steel girder, ?/?/?/1775, 2 lanes, newly developed high-performance steel
* St 251, 1958(1992) cantilevered, 64/400/477/2292

- Spring Valley
* St 89, 1934(1989-90) through, 63/350/364/1776

 Hennepin Canal merges (merged?)
 Just north of I-180 it looks like there is a lost RR bridge

* I-180, St 26, G Sonny Jessen Br, 1969 steel girder, 60/350/?/3084
- Hennepin

- Henry
* St 18, 1935(1988) through, 60/350/364/1719

- Sparland+Lacon
* St 17, 1939 continuous, 60/350/378/1573

- Chillicothe
! SanteFe/BNSF RR, there are a couple of abandoned alignments, 1932 through+deck, 66/360/?/?, 2 tracks, Edelstein Hill: five mile climb out of the valley, Houlihan's Curve at MP 133

- Peoria
* US 150, US 24, McClugage Br, 1949+1982 through,
- East Peoria
* I-74, St 29, Murray Baker Br, 1958 continuous, 66/500/600/3036
* St 40, Bob Michel Br, 1993 steel girder, 63/305/360/2365, Vish piers
* St 116, St 8, St 29, Cedar Street Br, 1932 steel deck truss, 86/280/?/3750
! Peoria and Pekin Union Railway, P&PU (PPU)/Tazewell & Peoria Railroad, T&P (TZPR) RR, 1909 lift, 19/307/350(est)/1075(est)
* US 24, I-474, Shade-Lohmann Br, 1975 cantilever?, rivets had to be replaced, 65/500/543/3421-25
$ Peoria Lock and Wicket Dam, 1938, 10/675(est)
- Pekin
* St 9, John T. McNaughton, 1982 steel girder, 72/430/550/2634, nice park south of bridge, unique piers
! C&NW/UP RR, 1912 lift, 34/150/175/1508, second most frequently struck bridge in US

- Havana
* St 78, St 97, US 136, 1936(1998) continuous, 70/315/420/1727

- Beardstown, bigger than Chicago for several decades, trains killed town because it lost pig slaughtering and riverboat business
! CB&Q/BNSF RR, ? lift (was swing), 20/300/300/?, lift reused the swing span
* US 67, St 125, 1955(1985) continuous, 68/526/540/3624

$ La Grange Lock and Dam, 1939 Wicket Dam, 10/735(est)

 - Meredosia, one of first 3 cities to have a steam railroad---Northern Cross in 1838
* St 104, 1936(1984) continuous, 72/555/568(est)/2232, to be replaced
! Wabash, 1857(est)-1955, gone

- Valley City, smallest city in Illinois
! Wabash/1964NW/1982NS-direct route from Detriot to Kansas City, 1959 lift, 23/300/320/625
* I-72, US 36, 1988 post-tensioned, cast-in-place, concrete box girder, 72/540/?/3203wb+3329eb, tall solid, but slim, piers

- Florence
* St 100 St 106 was US 36, 1929(1981,2004) lift, 27/202/217/3178


- Perl
! Alton..ICG/Gateway Western/KCS, ? lift, ?/?/?/?

- Kampsville
& ferry

- Hardin
* St 100, Joe Page Br, 1931(2004) lift, 26/300/309/2150

Wabash

- Hutsonville
* St 154, concrete deck, weird stair step shadows in the satellite views

- Merom, IN, next to river, but no bridge

- Riverton, IN (just a few buildings), Palestine, IL
! IC/INRD RR, swing!

- Vincennes, IN
* US 50, more stair step shadows
! B&O/CSXT RR
* St 441, concrete deck arch

- Mt. Carmel, IL
! Southern/NS RR, swing
* IL-15/IN-64, concrete deck something

- Grayville
! IC/abandoned, broken through
* I-64

- New Harmony
* Il-14/In-66

! L&N/CSX leases to EVWR

* Il-141/In-62, truss arch suspended deck


Ohio

- Old Shawneetown
* Il-13/Ky-56, continuous (from shadow)

- Cave-In-Rock
& ferry

$ Smithland Lock and Dam

  Tennessee River merges
- Paducha, Ky
* US 45, through
$ Ohio 52, Wicket Dam!?
* I-24, two suspended tied-arch spans and steel girder spans
 - Metropolis
! IC/ICG/CN RR, through

- Cairo
* US 60, continuous





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