Monday, August 18, 2014

(Photo) Old Chicago and Northwestern rail bridge pilings

When water levels recede, sometimes surprises await. At first glance there is not much to see in this photograph, but look closely and you will see the remains of wooden pilings from a long-abandoned Chicago and Northwestern rail bridge over the Skokie River in Northfield.

After the demise of the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad in 1963, the C&NW took over that lines right-of-way--and its bridge, from where I took this photograph. Those tracks and the bridge were abandoned in the 1990s.

Special thanks to photographer Dave who pointed this feature out to me yesterday.

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