UP To Replace Bridge Over the Kankakee River Bridge on the Chicago-St. Louis Corridor

Union Pacific plans to replace a bridge over the Kankakee River in Illinois that lies on the Chicago-St. Louis route of the Texas Eagle and Lincoln Service trains.

The bridge is located at Wilmington, Illinois, and is a single-track 540-foot, five-span structure.

UP is proposing to build two side-by-side bridges that would carry two tracks.

The north bridge would be 573 feet in length and have eight spans. The south bridge would be 604 feet and have nine spans, according to the notice.

The new brides would share common bridge piers that will be skewed in the direction of the angle of the river.

During construction, two temporary steel bridges will be used. The existing bridge will be removed.

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