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Illinois Central Railroad, Illinois River Bridge, Spanning Illinois River, La Salle, La Salle County, IL



B&W Photos

HB448912
General View Of Main (river) Span, Built In 1932, Looking Southeast.

HB448913
Detail View Of Main (river) Span Viewed From North Bank Of Illinois River, Looking Southeast.

HB448914
Detail Of Pier Supporting Deck Trusses, Which Were Built In 1893, Looking West.

HB448915
Looking Southeast, View Of Pier Supporting Main (river) Span; This Pier, Of Concrete Construction, Was Built In 1932

HB448916
Looking Southeast, Detail Of Pier Supporting Main (river) Span; This Pier, Of Concrete Construction, Was Built In 1932

HB448917
Detail Of Pier Supporting Deck Trusses, Which Were Built In 1893.

HB448918
Detail Of Deck Truss Spanning Canal


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Illinois River, La%252BSalle, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-49
Building/structure dates: 1855 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1893 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1932 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
Significance: In 1855 the spanning of the Illinois River by the Illinois Central Railroad Bridge was a major engineering achievement; although reconstructed in 1893, the bridge was used from 1855 until it was abandoned in the late 1970s.

Related Names
McClintic Marshall Corporation


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF MAIN (RIVER) SPAN, BUILT IN 1932, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
2. DETAIL VIEW OF MAIN (RIVER) SPAN VIEWED FROM NORTH BANK OF ILLINOIS RIVER, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
3. DETAIL OF PIER SUPPORTING DECK TRUSSES, WHICH WERE BUILT IN 1893, LOOKING WEST.
4. LOOKING SOUTHEAST, VIEW OF PIER SUPPORTING MAIN (RIVER) SPAN; THIS PIER, OF CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, WAS BUILT IN 1932. ADJACENT IS A PIER SUPPORTING DECK TRUSS FROM 1893. THIS PIER WAS SUBSTANTIALLY REBUILT IN 1932.
5. LOOKING SOUTHEAST, DETAIL OF PIER SUPPORTING MAIN (RIVER) SPAN; THIS PIER, OF CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, WAS BUILT IN 1932. ADJACENT IS A PIER SUPPORTING DECK TRUSS FROM 1893. THIS PIER WAS SUBSTANTIALLY REBUILT IN 1932.
6. DETAIL OF PIER SUPPORTING DECK TRUSSES, WHICH WERE BUILT IN 1893.
7. DETAIL OF DECK TRUSS SPANNING CANAL. THIS DECK TRUSS WA ALSO ERECTED IN 1893 AS PART OF AN EXTENSIVE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE BRIDGE. LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM SOUTH SIDE OF CANAL.


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