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Joliet Illinois and Michigan Canal Railroad Bridge

   


Joliet Illinois and Michigan Canal Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 12, 2006
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Key Facts

Location
Joliet: Will County, Illinois
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1935 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
200 Feet (61 Meters)
Structure Length
200 Feet (61 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This impressive bridge is a relatively short five panel Baltimore through truss bridge and features riveted connections. It crosses the Illinois and Michigan Canal right beside the Des Plaines River. The bridge is heavily skewed. Abutments for the bridge are concrete. There is extensive lattice present on the bridge's built-up beams. The portal bracing is a large v-lacing design. This odd fixed through truss bridge is an attractive addition to Joliet's compliment of movable bridges.

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