Michael Wayne Sitter posted two photos with the comment: "Northbound crossing the Rock River at Dixon, IL in the summer of 1984. Looks like the crew had a very easy run this day! - Michael W. Sitter"
The steel bents on top of masonry piers indicate that this steel girder bridge probably replaced a deck truss bridge. Gary Sams posting below confirms this theory. And it appears the piers were originally made of cut stone.
|Gary Sams posted|
Dixon, Illinois IC train
After completing its work at Dixon, the northbound La Salle-Freeport local resumes its journey and heads across the Rock River bridge. This is as far as my friend and I could chase the train on our bikes and because of the GM&O GP38 we rode those bikes as fast as we could back to his house to tell his Dad who fortunately is also a rail fan. It was quickly decided that we needed to chase the train by car! -Michael W. Sitter