|CLASSIC RAILROAD PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES
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Location: Over the Mississippi River at St. Louis, MO N 38.62894, W 90.17898
Railroad: (Ex-Terminal Railroad Assoc. of St. Louis) Now used by Metrolink light rail system between St' Louis and East St. Louis IL
Significance: First rail crossing of the lower Mississippi River; made St. Louis a major rail center. Design by James B. Eads.
Note: Also has a road traffic deck.
Eastern Gateway Corridor
Location: Chicago-New York via Pittsburg and Baltimore
Significance: Identified as one of CSXs long distance corridors implemented as a result of CSX's acquisition of it's part of Conrail.
Location: Chicago, IL at 63rd and State streets N 41.77982, W 87.62826
Railroad: NS, Amtrak, and Metra
Significance: The bridge replaces a rail crossing between the north-south Metra Rock Island tracks and a set of east-west Norfolk Southern tracks,
often blamed for causing havoc in Metra and Amtrak schedules.