Why bother with yet another steel girder bridge? First of all, it shows that the DuPage River gets pretty big after the West and East Forks merge.
Secondly, when I first looked at the satellite image, I was surprised that the pier stuck out in the downstream direction. Ice breaking protrusions should be on the upstream side. Then I realized that the EJ&E might have had two tracks. This was confirmed by looking at the abutments of this bridge and of the bridge across Division Street. Looking at the satellite photo, the embankment has been narrowed. I wonder why the railroad went to the extra expense of removing dirt from the south side of the embankment.
|Thomas Fabianski posted|
Over the DuPage.
LHF BLE 902 makes an unusual pose as it crosses the DuPage river in Plainfield. The Swelled River from the recent rains has pushed alot of tree branches along the bridge embankment, making the waters look pretty rough under there, but otherwise the river was relitavely calm, and a few fish swam by as the train passed.
Another one off the bucket list: taken 5-14-19