Friday, December 9, 2016

BNSF/Santa Fe Trestle near Media, IL is to be replaced

(Bridge Hunter, no Historic Bridges, Satellite)
Bobby Carlson posted
News to some old news to others, I learned today the Media Ill. Trestle is to be replaced in the spring
Update:
Will Pagel's posting shows the beginning of some construction activity.

Carter Solberg's posting shows some piers beginning to appear.

John Carson posted six photos with the comment:
THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD: All the live long day on Friday, May 5th, 2017. Work continues on the replacement of the iconic Ellison Creek steel trestle on the AT&SF (Now BNSF), Northeast of Media Il. This has been a favorite spot for rail photographers over the years. Will be sad to see it go. Some photos of the progress and equipment being used. Enjoy! JCC
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John Carson added five photos with the comment:
THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD, PART TWO! Work is continuing on the bridge for the replacement of the historic AT&SF Media Illinois, steel trestle over Ellison Creek. This is just East of Media, in Henderson County Il. The reinforced cast concrete piers are taking shape. Now on the BNSF Transcon this trestle has been the site of many great railroad photographs over the years. EnJoY!

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John Carson posted nine photos with the comment:
THEY'VE BEEN WORKIN' ON THE RAILROAD: Part 4It Appears that The Piers are In Place! Work continues today on the replacement bridge at the famed Ellison Creek Steel Trestle. This is on the old AT&SF main line, now the BNSF Chillicothe Sub. The trestle is just east of Media Illinois., and has been a prime location for Railroad Photographers. The concrete piers are almost completed, and today I caught them moving in the side plates for the bridge structure. Enjoy! JCC
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Thomas Anderson posted
Media improvements continue
Mikki Burgess posted
This isn't a branch line, but the bridge has been abandoned and replaced since I took this. This is or was the Ellis Creek Viaduct on the Santa Fe in western Illinois. The train is the Southwest Chief. Illinois is home to very few largish bridges, and this was one of them. The viaduct was replaced with a modern structure last summer.
Marvin McGill Jr. As far as I know they are still working on it. I was there a month in a half ago they almost had the pile ons done the sides were near but I heard it was going to be dont by late dec.


John Carson added several photos with the comment:
THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD! Work continues on the new bridge at the former AT&SF trestle (now BNSF) over Ellison Creek, East of Media Illinois in Henderson County. This iconic trestle has been the subject of many great Santa Fe Photos over the years. The Piers have all been completed, and the parts of the deck are being errected on either side of the existing trestle. Interesting construction site! EnJoY! John Carson
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