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Zurich Road Bridge, Spanning Southern Pacific, Chicago & St. Louis Rai, Joliet, Will County, IL



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B&W Photos

HB452578
Distant View To North

HB452579
Distant View To South

HB452580
View To Southeast

HB452581
View To Northeast Showing Timber Bent And Underside Of Deck

HB452582
Distant View To East Showing Blocked Approach

HB452583
View To East Showing Approach And Deck

HB452584
View To West From East Approach

HB452585
View To Northeast From West Deck

HB452586
South Face Of North Truss

HB452587
Masonry Foundation Of Timber Bent Under West Approach, View To West


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Location
Chicago & St. Louis Rai, Joliet+vicinity, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-130
Significance: This queen post timber truss with timber approach spans on timber frame bents spans the Chicago-St. Louis main line of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The earliest bridge was apparently built at this location by the Chicago and Alton Railroad before 1890, the truss and trestle footings may be original but other portions replaced. It is one of two known queen post structures listed on the state inventory, and one of two known railroad-built timber structures carrying roadways over railroads.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. DISTANT VIEW TO NORTH
2. DISTANT VIEW TO SOUTH
3. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST
4. VIEW TO NORTHEAST SHOWING TIMBER BENT AND UNDERSIDE OF DECK
5. DISTANT VIEW TO EAST SHOWING BLOCKED APPROACH
6. VIEW TO EAST SHOWING APPROACH AND DECK
7. VIEW TO WEST FROM EAST APPROACH
8. VIEW TO NORTHEAST FROM WEST DECK
9. SOUTH FACE OF NORTH TRUSS
10. MASONRY FOUNDATION OF TIMBER BENT UNDER WEST APPROACH, VIEW TO WEST


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