The Kankakee Belt was part of the NYC. The NYC also controlled the Big Four, which operated the Kankakee & Seneca. So NYC had two different routes going east/west through Kankakee, IL that crossed the Kankakee River on the west side of town. The Kankakee Belt route is now used by Norfolk Southern. (Update: I already had a posting on the Belt bridge.)
I parked the van and walked along the sandy/muddy "beach" to get a shot of the south elevation.
Using GIMP to crank up the exposure by 1.5 stops.
Note the Belt route has five piers. Let's number the Belt piers from right to left (east to west). The abandoned piers of the K&S are on the right side of Pier 1 and between Piers 2 and 3. The second K&S pier is covered with some trees so it is hard to see it against the background of the shore trees.
The Bing map has a better view of the various piers. And you can clearly see the V-shape on the upstream side of the piers to help break up ice flows.
|Dan Tracy shared|
Taken on March 20, 1942, this photograph shows a steam crane mounted on a flat car placing the last section of the New York Central's new bridge spanning the Kankakee River. The bridge is located at Kankakee's Kennedy Drive.
|1939 Aerial Photo from ILHAP|
|The river was higher when Gene Smania took a picture in Feb. 2012|
|Kankakee County Museum from Bridge Hunter|
Westbound train on the bridge. Post rebuild Circa 1920 History: Built in 1882. Rebuilt from a Howe Truss to a Deck Truss in 1915. Demolished 1933.
[Note the Kankakee Belt bridge in the background.]
|Kerry Bruck posted|
In 1885 a 40 car flour special was run across the K&S to Kankakee. led by CCC&STL Big Four 4-4-0 type
The brown bridge in the background of this photo taught me that they have built a trail bridge on the Kankakee & Seneca RoW. Judging by this photo, they tore out the old piers and built new ones.
|George Mosier Jr. posted|
UP 7292 NS 3664 west bound mixed train on Kankakee River 6-7-20
|Brandon Elliott posted|
B14 heads over the Kankakee River
Before the trail bridge was built.
|Bill McCabe posted|
Back just a few years...
This street view catches both the NS/NYC Kankakee Belt and the trail bridges.