Thursday, March 9, 2017

NKP(Cloverleaf) Bridge over Kaskaskia River east of Cowden, IL

(no Bridge Hunter, Satellite)
Bill Crisp commented on Bill Crisp's posting
Judging from the concrete footing pads you can still see on the east side, it appears the wood trestle was replaced with a steel trestle. I assume the truss was also upgraded because this one looks rather lightweight. The Cloverleaf was originally built as a narrow gauge railroad through here.

Arthur Shale also commented on this photo in a posting: "There's a couple of photos from the early 1900s, after the pony trusses went in, but before the steel trestles."

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