Saturday, July 29, 2017

Aban/PACY/Vandalia/Terre Haute & Peoria Bridge over Embarras River near Oakland, IL

(Bridge Hunter, no Historic Bridges, Satellite)

PACY = Prairie Central Railroad

Dave Honan posted two photos with the comment:
These two photos depict the main spans of the old Pennsy bridge spanning the Embarras River just west of Oakland. The Pennsy line [Terre Haute & Peoria] connected Paris and Decatur with the "Vandalia" mainline at Farrington. Today, the bridge is rusting away alongside IL-133. (July 11, 2004)



A street view caught the river running a lot higher.
Street View

Roger Kujawa posted five images with the comment: "This bridge over the Embarras River is just west of Oakland, Illinois. It was on the Pennsylvannia Railroad line from Peoria to Terre Haute, Indiana. 11-7-20 it was one of the few remnants left of this line though the cornfields."
Seth Johnson: The tiny depot at Oakland is still standing and still has a PC track map hanging on the wall.
Roger Kujawa shared
Tom Fuller: There's also the Penn. depot and freight house in Oakland. Both on the north side of the ROW.
Kam Miller: Having lived in the area, I can help you out with the river pronunciation. M-Bar. That's it. No "E" or "S", etc... Just M-Bar.





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