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Santa Fe Railroad, llinois & Michigan Canal Bridge, Crossing I&M Canal at Des Plaines River, Joliet, Will County, IL



B&W Photos

HB449359
General View Of Bridge From West Side Of Desplaines River, Looking East.

HB449360
South Portal, Looking North.

HB449361
North Portal, Looking West.

HB449362
Detail Of Builder's Plate On South Portal (plate Reads 'american Bridge Company, U.s.a., 1935').

HB449363
Detail Of Truss Panels And Overhead Sway Bracing From Deck, Looking North.


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Item Title


Location
Crossing I&M Canal at Des Plaines River, Joliet, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-59
Building/structure dates: 1935
National Register Number: 66000332
Significance: Built in 1935, this railroad bridge is the only subdivided, double-intersection Warren through Truss bridge built in the Upper Illinois Valley.

Related Names
American Bridge Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM WEST SIDE OF DESPLAINES RIVER, LOOKING EAST.
2. SOUTH PORTAL, LOOKING NORTH.
3. NORTH PORTAL, LOOKING WEST.
4. DETAIL OF BUILDER'S PLATE ON SOUTH PORTAL (PLATE READS 'AMERICAN BRIDGE COMPANY, U.S.A., 1935').
5. DETAIL OF TRUSS PANELS AND OVERHEAD SWAY BRACING FROM DECK, LOOKING NORTH.


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