Monday, January 9, 2017

UP/C&NW/G&CU Bridge over Poplar Creek in Elgin, IL

(Bridge Hunter, Satellite)
Andrew Prickett from Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0
John Smith's posting had a comment that had a Flickr link of a stone arch bridge that is part of the original Galena & Chicago Union construction. Construction started on the G&CU in Chicago in 1852 and this bridge was built in 1865. (I'm guessing they had a wood trestle before that.) A 2013 Google Photo shows the trail under it was still in good shape. A June 2016 photo shows the trail is closed under the bridge. And an Aug 2016 photo shows how nature has taken over. Bridge Hunter indicates a creek flood took out the trail on the other side of the bridge.

My posting.

John Smith did another posting in a different group that includes:

This was taken in the morning with a bright sun. Mine were taken in the afternoon so that the bridge was backlit. It is interesting how a strong light made the black soot practically disappear.

A photo dump:

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