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18th Street Bridge

Status: Replaced

Location: 42.486996,-92.323165

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Carries West 18th Street over Cedar River
Design: truss/through/camelback
Design Details: Camelback through truss
Total Length: 758.0 Feet
Span Length: 151.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Cedar River on West 18th Street in Waterloo
History: Built 1931; rehabilitated 1980; Demolished at 7:30AM on September 09, 2005
Built: 1931

Location: Black Hawk County

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Janesville Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.642467,-92.464889

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Carries Old IA 969 (Maple Street) over Cedar River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Riveted Pratt Through truss
Total Length: 482.3 Feet
Span Length: 129.9 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Cedar River on Old IA 969 in Janesville
History: Built 1937; rehabilitated 1986
Built: 1937

Location: Black Hawk County

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Approaching the bridge from the east side

Photo taken in September 2010 by Jason Smith

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Barrel view

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Middle truss span

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Oblique view of the trusses

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East span

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Behind the end post

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Close-up of the riveted connections

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Overview of the entire structure

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

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Side view from the park

Photo taken by Jason Smith

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Footing with a close-up of the riveted connections

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Behind the east portal looking up

Photo taken by Jason Smith

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Crane Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 42.590203,-92.199401

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Carries Lester Road over Crane Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 82.0 Feet
Span Length: 80.1 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Crane Creek on Lester Road
History: Built 1900
Built: 1900

Location: Black Hawk County

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Crane Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 42.642251,-92.256092

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Carries East Marquis Road over Crane Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 91.9 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Crane Creek on East Marquis Road
History: Built 1911 Replaced 2003
Built: 1911

Location: Black Hawk County

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Dunkerton Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 42.572427,-92.162378

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Carries Footpath over Crane Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 212.0 Feet
Span Length: 70.0 Feet

Overview: Three-span concrete arch bridge over Crane Creek in Dunkerton
History: Built 1909 by the Marsh Engineering Co.
Built: 1909

Location: Black Hawk County

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Damage

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in December 2010

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Oblique View Looking Northeast

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Barrel Shot Looking North

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West Elevation

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East Elevation

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Oblique View Looking Northwest

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Government Plaque

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Parapet Detail

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in December 2010

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Dunkerton Bridge

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East Branch Spring Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 42.378420,-92.074199

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Carries Spring Creek Road over East Branch Spring Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 74.0 Feet
Span Length: 70.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over East Branch Spring Creek on Spring Creek Road
History: Replaced 2005
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Location: Black Hawk County

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Indian Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.427944,-92.166505

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Carries Fox Road over Indian Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 82.0 Feet
Span Length: 80.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Indian Creek on Fox Road
History: Replaced 2004
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Bryan Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.355093,-92.155565

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Carries Bryan Road over Unnamed creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 41.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek on Bryan Road
History: Built 1942; rehabilitated 1991; Replaced 2008
Built: 1942

Location: Black Hawk County

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Hess Road Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 42.363210,-92.318165

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Carries Hess Road over Branch of Miller Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 51.0 Feet
Span Length: 50.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Branch of Miller Creek on Hess Road
History: Built 1954; replaced 2005
Built: 1954

Location: Black Hawk County

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Wapsipinicon River Bridge

Status: Closed to all traffic

Location: 42.597761,-92.117521

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Carries E. Bennington Road over Wapsipinicon River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 137.1 Feet
Span Length: 80.1 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on E. Bennington Road
History: Built or relocated here 1945; closed to traffic Oct. 2017
Built: 1945

Location: Black Hawk County

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West Portal

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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South Side

From east bank

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North Neighbour

Looking upstream towards the D&W RR bridge.

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South View

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South View

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South View

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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CN - Cedar River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.539500,-92.445800

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Carries Canadian National Railway over Cedar River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Three span Pratt through truss rail bridge over the Cedar River in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Total Length: 444.0 Feet
Span Length: 148.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on Canadian National Railway in Cedar Falls
History: Built 1899
Built: 1899

Location: Black Hawk County

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Looking North

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in January 2009

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Looking North East

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Details

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NE Portal

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Northwest Side

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Northwest Elevation

As seen from the dam on Cedar Falls.

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CN Cedar River Bridge

Looking West Towards Bridge

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CN Cedar River Bridge

Portal

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CN Cedar River Bridge

East Span

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CN Cedar River Bridge

From East Bank

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CN Cedar River Bridge

East Span

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CN Cedar River Bridge

Middle Span

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CN Cedar River Bridge

East Abutment

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CN Cedar River Bridge

From East Bank

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CN Cedar River Bridge

East Pier

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CN Cedar River Bridge

Under Bridge

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CN Cedar River Bridge

Lower Connection

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CN Cedar River Bridge

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CN Cedar River Bridge

From East Bank

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CN Cedar River Bridge

From East Bank

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CN Cedar River Bridge

Middle Span

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CN Cedar River Bridge

West Pier

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CN Cedar River Bridge

West Pier

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CN Cedar River Bridge

Portal Bracing

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CN Cedar River Bridge

West Span

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CN Cedar River Bridge

Looking West Across Bridge

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CN Cedar River Bridge

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CN Cedar River Bridge

East Abutment

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CN Cedar River Bridge

East Span

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CN Cedar River Bridge

West Span

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CN Cedar River Bridge

Looking East Along Bridge

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CN Cedar River Bridge

Plate Location

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CN Cedar River Bridge

Looking East Along Bridge

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CN Cedar River Bridge

Looking West Across Bridge

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CN Cedar River Bridge

From West Bank

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CN Cedar River Bridge

From West Bank

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CN Cedar River Bridge

West Pier

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CN Cedar River Bridge

From Flood Wall

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CN Cedar River Bridge

West Abutment

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CN Cedar River Bridge

Upper Connection

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CN Cedar River Bridge

Lower Connection

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CN Cedar River Bridge

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CN - Cedar River Bridge

Photo taken by Dave King on August 1, 2015

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CN - Cedar River Bridge

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CN - Cedar River Bridge

Portal detail

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CN - Cedar River Bridge

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CN - Cedar River Bridge

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CN - Cedar River Bridge

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CN - Cedar River Bridge

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CN - Cedar River Bridge

Top corner connection

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CN - Cedar River Bridge

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

Overview

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

West Pier

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

East Pier

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

Overview

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

Overview

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

Center Span

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

East Span

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

West Span

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

Center Span

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

Overview

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

Lower Connection

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

Upper Connection

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

East Abutment

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

East Span

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

Looking East

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

Sway Bracing

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

Portal Bracing

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Cedar Falls Rail Bridge

Missing Plaque

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

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IC - Cedar River Bridge

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IANR - West Fork Cedar River Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.633394,-92.506034

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Carries railroad over West Fork Cedar River
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: Parker through truss
Total Length: 487.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Parker through truss bridgeover Cedar River on railroad
History: Built 1894 Replaced by a modern bridge in 2011
Built: 1894

Location: Black Hawk County

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Photo taken by Richard Scott Marsh

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IANR - Beaver Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.568805,-92.500884

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Carries Iowa Northern Railroad over Beaver Creek
Design: truss/through/warren/sub-panels
Design Details: 3 Panel Ballasted Deck Pile Trestle 1 - 175' Subdivided Warren through truss 3 Panel Ballasted Deck Pile Trestle
Total Length: 265.0 Feet
Span Length: 175.0 Feet

Overview: Warren through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Iowa Northern Railroad
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Black Hawk County

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North View

The area around the bridge is a gigantic swamp, so I had to walk in a big detour to the south to be able to reach the tracks.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in April 2013

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North View

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in April 2013

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North View

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in April 2013

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North View

The timber stringer approach trestles to this bridge are in bad shape and due for replacement.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in April 2013

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South Portal

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in April 2013

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Deck View

North

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Deck View

West

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in April 2013

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Deck View

East

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in April 2013

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Deck View

Upperworks

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in April 2013

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2008 High Water Mark

The water was a couple feet above the top of the deck at this point.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in April 2013

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2008 High Water Mark

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Builders Plate

American Bridge Co. 1927

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North Portal

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in April 2013

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North Approach Trestle

You can see where the wooden trestle is getting old.

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North Approach Testle

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Main Span

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Footing

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Northern Pier

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East View

This and the following are all side views I took as I trudged through the swamp to get a better overview picture.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in April 2013

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East View

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in April 2013

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East View

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East View

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Overview

From west

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in April 2013

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Overview

From west

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in April 2013

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Overview

From west

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Overview

From west

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The Swamp

View looking back out at the mudpit I trudged through to get close.

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IANR - Cedar River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.494884,-92.335281

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Carries Iowa Northern Railway over Cedar River
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 730.0 Feet
Span Length: 90.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Cedar River on Iowa Northern Railway
History: Built 1901; Collapsed 2008 and Rebuilt
Built: 1901

Location: Black Hawk County

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Photo taken by Jason Leverton

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Pre-2008

Photo taken by Bryan Wilkins

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Photo taken by Richard Scott Marsh

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Photo taken by Richard Scott Marsh in June 2008

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Pier #1

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Pier #2

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Overview

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Overview

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

South Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Overview

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Plaque

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Pier #3

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Pier #4

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Span #2

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

South End

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Overview

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Overview

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

Pier #7

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

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Waterloo Rail Bridge

North Abutment

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CN/IANR Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.501342,-92.322643

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Carries CN Railroad over Iowa Northern Railroad
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: 1-39', 1-65' Pony plate girder
Total Length: 105.0 Feet
Span Length: 65.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Iowa Northern Railroad on Canadian National Railway
History: Built 1930
Built: 1930

Location: Black Hawk County

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Photo taken by Richard Scott Marsh

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Waterloo Rail Crossing

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in May 2018

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Waterloo Rail Crossing

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in May 2018

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Waterloo Rail Crossing

West Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in May 2018

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Waterloo Rail Crossing

East Span

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Waterloo Rail Crossing

East Abutment

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Waterloo Rail Crossing

East Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in May 2018

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Waterloo Rail Crossing

Pier

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Waterloo Rail Crossing

West Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in May 2018

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Waterloo Rail Crossing

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in May 2018

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Waterloo Rail Crossing

Under Bridge

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Waterloo Rail Crossing

Plaque

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Waterloo Rail Crossing

Overview

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IANR - Arch Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.551141,-92.482560

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Carries Railroad over Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Creek on Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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CN - Arch Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.550362,-92.483031

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Carries Railroad over Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: 20'X22'Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 20.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Creek on Railroad
History: Built 1903
Built: 1903

Location: Black Hawk County

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4th Street Bridge (1903)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.496664,-92.337996

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Carries 4th Street over Cedar River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel Melan arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cedar River on 4th Street
History: Built 1903; Replaced 1977
Built: 1903

Location: Black Hawk County

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Postcard

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4th Street Arch Bridge

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5th Street Bridge (1908)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.495834,-92.336891

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Carries 5th Street over Cedar River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel Melan arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cedar River on 5th Street
History: Built 1908; Replaced in 1967
Built: 1908

Location: Black Hawk County

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Postcard

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Mullan Avenue Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.492764,-92.342963

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Carries Mullan Avenue over Cedar River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 586.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Deck arch bridge over Cedar River on Mullan Avenue
History: Built 1913
Built: 1913

Location: Black Hawk County

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Cedar Valley Nature Trail - Evansdale Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.458664,-92.282641

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Carries Path over Cedar River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Melan arch
Total Length: 510.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cedar River on Path
History: Built 1912; Converted for trail use in 1984; Replaced 2011
Built: 1912

Location: Black Hawk County

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Post 2008 Flooding

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Post 2008 Flooding Deck

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Pre Flood/2007

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From "Engineering & Contracting", March 5th, 1913

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AaFrom "Engineering & Contracting", March 5th, 1913

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Trolley Car Trail - Trolley Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 42.517663,-92.396602

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Carries Trail over Hackett Road
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 75.0 Feet
Span Length: 75.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Hackett Road on Trail
History: Built 1916
Built: 1916

Location: Black Hawk County

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Trolley Bridge

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Trolley Bridge

East Abutment

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Trolley Bridge

West Abutment

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Trolley Bridge

Looking West

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Trolley Bridge

Looking East

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Trolley Bridge

Date

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Trolley Bridge

Overview

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New paint scheme as of April 2019

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New paint scheme as of April 2019

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New paint scheme as of April 2019

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Former track bed on top of bridge

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Cedar Valley Nature Trail - McFarlane Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.315537,-92.133796

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Carries Cedar Valley Nature Trail over Cedar River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 700.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cedar River on Cedar Valley Nature Trail
History: Built 1912: Replaced 2013
Built: 1912

Location: Black Hawk County

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From Westinghouse's "Story of the Cedar Valley Road" 1917

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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From "Electric Traction" 1915

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WCFN - Sans Souci Bridge (1912)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.510745,-92.365207

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Carries Railroad over Cedar River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 440.0 Feet
Span Length: 74.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cedar River on Railroad
History: Built 1921, Replaced 1975
Built: 1912

Location: Black Hawk County

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IANR - Wolf Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.317764,-92.190682

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Carries Railroad over Wolf Creek
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 200.0 Feet
Span Length: 85.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wolf Creek on Railroad
History: Built 1902, Truss Span Replaced Ca. 1980
Built: 1902

Location: Black Hawk County

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

Overview

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

Overview

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

Overview

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

South Abutment

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

Pier

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

Overview

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

Overview

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

Looking North

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

Date Stamp

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

North Approach

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

North Abutment

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

North Approach Span

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

North Approach

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

Under Approach

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

Looking South

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

Overview

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La Porte City Rail Bridge

Overview

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IANR Wolf Creek Bridge

Looking North

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IANR Wolf Creek Bridge

Girder Details

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IANR Wolf Creek Bridge

Overview

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IANR Wolf Creek Bridge

Pier

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IANR Wolf Creek Bridge

North Approach

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IANR Wolf Creek Bridge

Overview

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IANR Wolf Creek Bridge

South Abutment

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IANR Wolf Creek Bridge

Overview

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IANR Wolf Creek Bridge

Looking North

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IANR Wolf Creek Bridge

Looking North

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Cedar Valley Nature Trail - Wolf Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.318097,-92.190352

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Carries Trail over Wolf Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 280.0 Feet
Span Length: 55.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Wolf Creek on Trail
History: Built ca 1914, Converted for trail use in 1984
Built: 1914

Location: Black Hawk County

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Photo taken by Chris Guenzler

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

Overview

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

Overview

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

North Approach

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

North Pier

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

South Pier

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

South Approach

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

South Approach

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

Overview

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

Looking North

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

Looking North

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

Overview

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

North Pier

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

South Pier

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

South Approach

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

Typical Bent

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

Deterioration on south pier

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

Overview

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

Main Span

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

South approach

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

Overview

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

North Approach

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

South Pier

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

Overview

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La Porte City Trail Bridge

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CNW - Branch Dry Run Creek Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 42.523482,-92.444492

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Carries Chicago Great Western Railway over Branch Dry Run Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Don't know
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost steel stringer bridge over Branch Dry Run Creek on Chicago Great Western Railway
History: Built ?; Removed ca. 1988
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Dry Run Creek Arch

View from State Street Bridge

Photo taken by Dave King on July 22, 2014

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Dry Run Creek Arch

View from State Street Bridge

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Dry Run Creek Arch

Approaching the north end

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Dry Run Creek Arch

View of the south end

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Dry Run Creek Arch

View of the north end

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IANR - Rock Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.298551,-92.148912

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Carries Iowa Northern Railway over Rock Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 135.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Rock Creek on Iowa Northern Railway
History: 2 spans built 1894; 1 span 1908; 1 span 1933
Built: 1894

Location: Black Hawk County

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Overview

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

South Span

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

South Pier

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Middle Pier

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Span #2

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

North Abutment

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Span #1 Plaque

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Looking North

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Overview

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

North Pier

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

South Abutment

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Plaque on North Span

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Looking South

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Overview

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

South Span

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

South Pier

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Middle Pier

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Span #2

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

North Abutment

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Span #1 Plaque

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Looking North

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Overview

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

North Pier

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

South Abutment

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Plaque on North Span

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IANR Rock Creek Bridge

Looking South

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IANR - Mud Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.351272,-92.228327

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Carries Railroad over Mud Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 114.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Mud Creek on Railroad
History: 1 span built 1896; 1 span built 1898
Built: 1896

Location: Black Hawk County

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

Overview

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

South Span

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

Missing Plaque

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

Looking North

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

Looking North

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

Overview

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

Pier

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

North Span

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

North Abutment

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

Overview

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

Looking South

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

South Span

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

Looking South

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

North Span

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

North Abutment

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IANR Mud Creek Bridge

Overview

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Thunderwoman Park Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 42.628927,-92.533733

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Carries Trail over Cedar River
Design: suspension/wire
Design Details: Wire/cable suspension
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Wire suspension bridge over Cedar River on Trail
History: Built 1968
Built: 1968

Location: Black Hawk County

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Photo taken by John Hildebrand

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Photo taken by John Hildebrand

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D&W - Wapsipinicon River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.598745,-92.118194

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Carries Railroad over Wapsipinicon River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Trackside

Approaching from the West.

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Trackside

Although this is now just a humble branchline from Oelwein to Waterloo, at one time this was a Chicago and Great Western mainline that ran from Oelwein all the way to Kansas City.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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North Side

The pier and the western abutment are new concrete. This bridge has had a lot of work done to it recently.

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North Side

West Span

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North Side

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North Side

West Span; you can see the nearby through-truss road bridge underneath in the background.

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North Side

East Span and Abutment. Note the concrete work on abutment.

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South Side

East Span & Abutment

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North Side

Looking West

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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North Side

Looking West

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Deck View West

All the beams and ties were recently replaced.

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Deck View West

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1936

Tie plates aren't exactly brand new.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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Neighbour to the South

E Bennington Rd bridge viewed from the RR bridge

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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South Side

Looking East

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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South Side

Looking East

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IANR - Dry Run Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.526214,-92.434641

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Carries Railroad over Dry Run Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Dry Run Creek on Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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IANR - Dry Run Creek Bridge

View of the west side

Photo taken by Dave King on July 22, 2014

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IANR - Dry Run Creek Bridge

View of the north abutment and west side

Photo taken by Dave King on July 22, 2014

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IANR - Dry Run Creek Bridge

North abutment

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IANR - Dry Run Creek Bridge

South abutment

Photo taken by Dave King on July 22, 2014

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IANR - Dry Run Creek Bridge

South abutment and west side

Photo taken by Dave King on July 22, 2014

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North abutment

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IANR Dry Run Creek Bridge

Looking North

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IANR Dry Run Creek Bridge

Overview

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IANR Dry Run Creek Bridge

North Abutment

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IANR Dry Run Creek Bridge

Looking North

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IANR Dry Run Creek Bridge

North Abutment

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IANR Dry Run Creek Bridge

Looking South

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D&W - Wapsi Backwaters Trestle

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.596558,-92.122507

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Carries D&W Railroad over Old Wapsinicon River Channel
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over Old Wapsinicon River Channel on D&W Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Trackside

Looking SW down the tracks towards the bridge. This railroad line was once one of four Chicago and Great Western mainlines that radiated from Oelwein, IA, which is NE of here. This particular line once ran all the way to Kansas City and hosted high speed passenger trains and long freights. Now it is just a humble branch line from Waterloo to Oelwein.

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Deck View

Looking SW

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Overview

South Side

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West End

South Side

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East End

South Side

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Overview

South Side

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West End

Abundant evidence remains of older timber structures.

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East Abutment

South Side

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Overview

South Side

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East Abutment

South Side

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West End

South Side

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East End

South Side

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East End

South Side

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East Abutment

The last pile bent in front of the abutment doesn't look to be in the greatest shape.

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Deck View

Looking SW

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UP - Elk Run Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.516517,-92.243721

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Carries Union Pacific RR over Elk Run
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: 3 Ballasted Deck I-Beam Main Spans on Concrete Piers 3 Panel Open Deck Pile Trestle (West Approach) 8 Panel Ballasted Deck Pile Trestle (East Approach)
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: I-Beam bridge with timber stringer approaches over Elk Run/vehicle path on Union Pacific Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Overview

Looking north from the nearby road.

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Around the curve and down the grade...

The former C&GW mainline still supports super-elevated curves, but a quick glance at the state of the track condition lets you know the days of fast trains on this line are long gone. Now it's just a humble branchline; the bridge is barely visible towards the bottom of the sag.

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Walking in from the West

The undulating jointed rail looks wavy as it goes off into the distance.

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Trackside

Heading towards the bridge; note the large number of bad ties.

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Deck View NE

The pile trestle on this side of the bridge is open deck, while the rest of the bridge is ballasted deck.

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Deck View NE

The ballasted deck is in bad shape, with shifted ties and uneven track across the bridge. The general condition of this bridge is rough.

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Deck View NE

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South Side

From West Bank

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West Abutment

Not in very good shape...

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West Abutment

Not in very good shape...

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Overview

South Side

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Overview

North Side

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East Approach Trestle

North Side

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Main Spans

North Side

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West Approach Trestle

North Side

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West Overview

North Side

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East Overview

North Side

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Main Spans

Piers seem to have a large amount of scour on them.

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Main Pier

Old stringer stumps on the left. Lots of water wear on the base.

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Main Piers

Gives you a good idea how much of the lower parts of the piers have been ate away.

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West Abutment

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Deck View

Elk Run snakes down from the NE to cross under the bridge.

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Deck View

Looking South

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Deck View

Looking down at one of the pier tops.

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Deck View SW

Old ties, wavy track, ballast-retainer falling apart...

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North Side

Looking West

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South Side

Looking West

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North Side

Looking East

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North Side

Looking East

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West Abutment

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North Side

Looking East

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South Side

From West Bank

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I-Beam Detail

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I-Beam Detail

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West Approach Trestle

South Side

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Main Spans

South Side

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UP - Drainage Ditch Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.513005,-92.254021

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Carries Iowa Northern Railway over Drainage Ditch
Design: girder/deck/concrete
Design Details: Concrete deck girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete deck girder bridge over Drainage Ditch by Newell St crossing
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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South Side

The bridge and the tracks are all pretty rough looking.

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South Side

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South Side

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Deck View West

This was a Chicago & Great Western mainline at one point, but you would never know from looking at the state of these tracks. Union Pacific isn't too worried about them.

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Deck View West

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North Side

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CN/IANR - Cedar River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.510672,-92.365365

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Carries Railroad over Cedar River
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Cedar River on Railroad
History: Built 1976
Built: 1976

Location: Black Hawk County

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CN - Raymond Trestle

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.469317,-92.205758

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Carries Canadian National Railway over Poyner Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: 16'H x 208'L Ballasted Deck Pile Trestle
Total Length: 208.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over Poyner Creek on Canadian National Railway.
History: Built 1953
Built: 1953

Location: Black Hawk County

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South Side

From old Hwy 20

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South Side

From old Hwy 20

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South Side

From East Abutment

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Deck View

Looking West

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Deck View

Looking West

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Deck View

Looking West

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Deck View

Looking west with Poyner Creek snaking around and under the bridge

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South Side

Looking East

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North Side

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North Side

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North Side

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North Side

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North Side

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North Side

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North Side

South Abutment

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Old Stumps

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Old Stumps

Like almost every timber stringer in existence, this one has had some predecessors. Here is clear evidence of two of them, in the form of two separate rows of broken timbers that poke up through the bottom.

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South Side

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South Side

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South Side

Looking north

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South Side

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South Side

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CN 2502 & 2605

Two CN Dash-9s fly over the bridge heading west with a short mixed manifest.

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CN - Tiny Trestle

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.469309,-92.200683

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Carries Canadian National Railway over drainage ditch
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: 7'H x 14'L Ballasted Deck Pile Trestle
Total Length: 14.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over drainage ditch on Canadian National Railway
History: Built 1946
Built: 1946

Location: Black Hawk County

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North View

From Old Hwy 20 (Dubuque Rd)

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North View

From Old Hwy 20 (Dubuque Rd)

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IANR - West Fork Cedar River Bridge (New)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.633364,-92.506100

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Carries Iowa Northern Railroad over West Fork Cedar River
Design: girder/pony
Design Details: 2 Sp. 95' Through Plate Girder 336' Ballasted Deck Pile Trestle
Total Length: 526.0 Feet
Span Length: 95.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through girder bridge over West Fork Cedar River on Iowa Northern Railroad
History: Built 2011, replaced old through truss bridge
Built: 2011

Location: Black Hawk County

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Trackside

Looking north towards the bridge.

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Rock Island Remnants?

Looks like a Rock Island signal may have been here in the past.

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Trackside

Looking North

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Trackside

Looking North

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South Span

East Side

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Overview

East Side

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Overview

East Side

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South Abutment

East Side

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Deck View

Looking South

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Deck View

Looking North

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West View

Upstream

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East View

Downstream

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Turtle Pond

The backwaters underneath the north approach trestle are full of them.

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Turtle Pond

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North Approach Trestle

South View

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North Approach Trestle

West side, looking south.

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North Approach Trestle

Abutment

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North Approach Trestle

East Side

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North Approach Trestle

East Side

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North Approach Trestle

East Side

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North Approach Trestle

East Side

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North Approach Trestle

East Side

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North Approach Trestle

Abutment

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Rock Island Remnants

North of the bridge is an old signal control box. Next to it is an old telegraph pole.

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Rock Island Remnants

The telegraph pole has caught a big tree branch at some point.

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Rock Island Remnants

Looking south back towards the bridge.

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Trackside

Looking south towards the bridge.

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Trackside

Backwaters by approach trestle

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Trackside

Looking South

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Deck View

Looking South

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North Approach Trestle

Hole in the ballast retainer.

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Deck View

Looking down

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Deck View

Looking down

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North Approach Trestle

West side, looking north.

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Deck View

Looking South

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Deck View

The tar was literally running out of these ties.

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Deck View

Looking North

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South Span

West Side

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Directions

Guess in case the train crew gets lost.

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South Abutment

West Side

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South Abutment

West Side

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Overview

West Side

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Overview

West Side

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South Abutment

West Side

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River View

Looking west from the bridge

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South Span

West Side

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North Span

West Side

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Approach Trestle

West Side

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South End

Looking East

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CN - Spring Creek Trestle

Status: Removed

Location: 42.474405,-92.086052

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Carries Canadian National Railway over Spring Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: 15'H x 180'L Ballasted Deck Pile Trestle
Total Length: 180.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost timber stringer bridge over Spring Creek on Canadian National Railway
History: Built 1946, replaced by a concrete stringer in fall of 2013
Built: 1946

Location: Black Hawk County

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WCFN - Sans Souci Cut-Off Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.510245,-92.366180

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Carries Railroad over Cedar River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cedar River on Railroad
History: Built 1921, Replaced 1975
Built: 1912

Location: Black Hawk County

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From "Electric Railway Journal", August 24, 1912

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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5th Street Bridge (1887)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.495675,-92.336848

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Carries 5th Street over Cedar River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Cedar River on 5th Street
History: Built 1887, Replaced 1903
Built: 1887

Location: Black Hawk County

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Sans Souci Bridge (1919)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.511020,-92.366159

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Carries Lindale Avenue over Cedar River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 326.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cedar River on Lindale Avenue
History: Built 1919; Replaced 1977
Built: 1919

Location: Black Hawk County

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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WCFN - Sans Souci Bridge (1897)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.510988,-92.364271

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Carries Railroad (WCF&N) over Cedar River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on Railroad (WCF&N)
History: Built 1897; Replaced 1921
Built: 1897

Location: Black Hawk County

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1908 postmark side view from bowstring side

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~1900 image

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Sans Souci Bridge (1904)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.511431,-92.365043

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Carries Lindale Avenue over Cedar River
Design: truss/through/bowstring
Design Details: Bowstring through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Cedar River on Lindale Avenue
History: Built 1872 at 4th Street; Relocated 1904; Replaced 1919
Built: 1904

Location: Black Hawk County

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Sans Souci Bridge (Oldest)

Sans Souci bridge in background,IC RR bridge in foreground

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Sans Souci Bridge (Oldest)

Sans Souci Bridge on left

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Main Street West Fork Dry Run Stone Arch

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.515781,-92.444496

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Carries Main Street over West Fork Dry Run
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Stone arch bridge over West Fork Dry Run on Main Street at intersection with Seerly Boulevard/24th Street
History: Replaced 1962
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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© Iowa Department of Transportation

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Black Hawk Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.407995,-92.460265

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Carries Road over Black Hawk Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Black Hawk Creek on Road
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Park Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.497500,-92.338611

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Carries W Park Avenue over Cedar River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Haunched deck plate girder
Total Length: 615.2 Feet
Span Length: 134.8 Feet

Overview: Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Cedar River on W Park Avenue
History: Built 1938; rehabilitated 1984
Built: 1938

Location: Black Hawk County

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Park Avenue Bridge

View from the east end

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Park Avenue Bridge

View of the northwest side

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Park Avenue Bridge

View of the northwest side

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Park Avenue Bridge

Full view of the northwest side

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Park Avenue Bridge

View of haunched span

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Park Avenue Bridge

Looking down the northwest side

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Park Avenue Bridge

Underside

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Park Avenue Bridge

View of the southeast side

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Park Avenue Bridge

Girder base

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Park Avenue Bridge

View down the northwest side

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Park Avenue Bridge

View of the pony girder on deck

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Park Avenue Bridge

View of the pony girder on deck

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Park Avenue Bridge

View from the east end

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Elk Run Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.461111,-92.279167

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Carries 6th Street over Elk Run Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 101.1 Feet
Span Length: 34.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Elk Run Creek on 6th Street
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Elk Run Creek Bridge

View from the west end looking east

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Elk Run Creek Bridge

View of the deck

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Elk Run Creek Bridge

View of the south side

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Elk Run Creek Bridge

View of the north side

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Elk Run Creek Bridge

Underside & supports

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Elk Run Creek Bridge

View from the east end looking west

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262055

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Elk Run Creek Bridge

View of the deck

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262056

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Elk Run Creek Bridge

Old timber supports stick out if the water under bridge

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IANR - Idaho Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.502780,-92.307785

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Carries Railroad (IANR) over Idaho Street
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 39.0 Feet
Span Length: 39.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Idaho Street on Railroad (IANR)
History: Built 1940
Built: 1940

Location: Black Hawk County

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IANR Idaho Street Overpass

View from the south looking north

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262066

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IANR Idaho Street Overpass

View of the south side

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262067

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IANR Idaho Street Overpass

View from the east end looking west

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262068

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IANR Idaho Street Overpass

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262069

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IANR Idaho Street Overpass

View of the north side

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262070

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IANR Idaho Street Overpass

Underside

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262071

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IANR Idaho Street Overpass

View of the south side and east end abutment

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262072

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IANR Idaho Street Overpass

View of the south side and north abutment

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262073

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IANR Idaho Street Overpass

View of the south side

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430318

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IANR Idaho Street Bridge

Overview

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430319

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IANR Idaho Street Bridge

Overview

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430320

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IANR Idaho Street Bridge

West Abutment

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430321

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IANR Idaho Street Bridge

West Approach

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430322

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IANR Idaho Street Bridge

West Pier

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430323

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IANR Idaho Street Bridge

Main Span

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430324

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IANR Idaho Street Bridge

East Span

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430325

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IANR Idaho Street Bridge

East Pier

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430326

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IANR Idaho Street Bridge

East Abutment

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430327

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IANR Idaho Street Bridge

Looking West

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430328

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IANR Idaho Street Bridge

Under Bridge

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IANR/WCFN Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.502521,-92.304284

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Carries IANR over WCFN
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over WCFN on IANR
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Field Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic?

Location: 42.564843,-92.534521

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Carries Private Road? over Railroad
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Railroad on Private Road?
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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CN - Independence Avenue Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.498263,-92.318098

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Carries Cc Railroad over Independence Avenue
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 141.0 Feet
Span Length: 55.0 Feet

Overview: Pony through plate girder bridge over Independence Avenue on Cc Railroad
History: Built 1950
Built: 1950

Location: Black Hawk County

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262074

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CN Independence Avenue Overpass

View of the east side

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262075

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CN Independence Avenue Overpass

View of the east side

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262076

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CN Independence Avenue Overpass

Logo

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262077

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CN Independence Avenue Overpass

View down the west side

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262078

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CN Independence Avenue Overpass

View of the west side

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262079

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CN Independence Avenue Overpass

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262080

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CN Independence Avenue Overpass

Sidewalk underpass

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262081

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CN Independence Avenue Overpass

Both plaques were gone

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262082

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CN Independence Avenue Overpass

Underside

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262083

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CN Independence Avenue Overpass

View down the east side

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262084

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CN Independence Avenue Overpass

View across

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430301

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

Overview

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430302

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

East Approach

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430303

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

Overview

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430304

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

West Span

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430305

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

East Span

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430306

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

Main Spans

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430307

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

Overview

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430308

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

Overview

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430309

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

Overview

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430310

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

West Abutment

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430311

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

West Approach

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430312

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

West Span

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430313

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

Overview

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430314

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

Center Pier

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430315

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

East Approach

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430316

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

East Abutment

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430317

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CN Independence Avenue Bridge

Under Bridge

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CNW - Lane Street Overpass

Status: Replaced by a new steel stringer bridge

Location: 42.500505,-92.325227

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Carries Cnw Railroad over Lane Street
Design: girder
Design Details: Girder
Total Length: 37.1 Feet
Span Length: 37.1 Feet

Overview: Lost Girder bridge over Lane Street on Cnw Railroad
History: Replace by steel stringer
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Main Street Bridge (1901)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.539154,-92.444924

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Carries Lincoln Street/Main Street over Cedar River
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 422.9 Feet
Span Length: 90.9 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Cedar River on Lincoln Street/Main Street
History: Built 1901, Replaced 1997
Built: 1901

Location: Black Hawk County

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265222

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

321920

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RI - Black Hawk Creek Bridge

Status: Removed

Location: 42.499535,-92.360200

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Carries Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad over Black Hawk Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Deck plate girder Bridge over Black Hawk Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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502508

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CN - Indian Creek Trestle

Status: Removed

Location: 42.472702,-92.168920

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Carries Canadian National Railway over branch of Indian Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: 16'H X 104'L Ballasted Deck Pile Trestle
Total Length: 104.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over unnamed branch of Indian Creek on Canadian National Railway
History: Built 1956, replaced by concrete stringer fall of 2013
Built: 1956

Location: Black Hawk County

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IANR - Crane Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.574135,-92.163555

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Carries Railroad over Crane Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Crane Creek on Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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IANR - Miller Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.387703,-92.247313

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Carries Iowa Northern Railway over Miller Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 105.0 Feet
Span Length: 35.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Miller Creek on Iowa Northern Railway
History: Built 1939
Built: 1939

Location: Black Hawk County

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463662

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2019

463663

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

South Abutment

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463664

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

Looking North

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463665

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

South Pier

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463666

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

Plaque

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463667

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

South abutment

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463668

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

Under Bridge

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463669

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

Beam Details

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463670

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

Under bridge

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463671

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

Middle span

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463672

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

South pier

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463673

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

Overview

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463674

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

North Pier

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463675

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

South span

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463676

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

Overview

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463677

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

North abutment

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463678

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

North span

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463679

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

North pier

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463680

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IANR Miller Creek Bridge

From US-218

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IANR - Small Stream Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.459593,-92.311853

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Carries Railroad over Small stream
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Small stream on Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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IANR - Small Stream Bridge

View of the west side from the south

Photo taken by Dave King

333933

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IANR - Small Stream Bridge

View of the west side from the north

Photo taken by Dave King

333934

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IANR - Small Stream Bridge

View of the east side

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333935

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IANR - Small Stream Bridge

View of center supports

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333936

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IANR - Small Stream Bridge

South abutment

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333937

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IANR - Small Stream Bridge

View of the east side

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RI - Small Stream Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 42.459541,-92.312059

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Carries Abandoned Railroad? over Branch of Cedar River
Design: culvert/concrete
Design Details: Concrete culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Branch of Cedar River on Abandoned Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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334037

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Small Stream Culvert

Not the best shot but it was as good as I could get.

Photo taken by Dave King on August 1, 2015

334038

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Small Stream Culvert

Deck view

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Gilbertville Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.415932,-92.218627

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Carries Road over Cedar River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on Road
History: Built 1892
Built: 1892

Location: Black Hawk County

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313891

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

511681

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Courtesy of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

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Old Dunkerton Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.573148,-92.162070

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Carries over Crane Creek
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Crane Creek
History: Built 1894, Replaced 1904
Built: 1894

Location: Black Hawk County

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La Porte City Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.315623,-92.193789

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Carries Road over Wolf Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wolf Creek on Road
History: Built 1894
Built: 1894

Location: Black Hawk County

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288871

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Eldora Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.387667,-92.484269

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Carries Eldora Road over Unnamed Stream
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 37.1 Feet
Span Length: 37.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Unnamed Stream on Eldora Road
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Black Hawk County

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Gresham Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.628628,-92.324225

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Carries Gresham Road over Unnamed Stream
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 25.9 Feet
Span Length: 24.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Unnamed Stream on Gresham Road
History: Built 1924; rehabilitated 1995
Built: 1924

Location: Black Hawk County

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IANR - Small Stream Arch

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.457099,-92.310415

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Carries Iowa Northern Railway over Small Stream
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Small Stream on Iowa Northern Railway
History: Built 1880
Built: 1880

Location: Black Hawk County

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RR Small Stream Arch

View of the west side

Photo taken by Dave King on July 22, 2014

288947

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RR Small Stream Arch

West side

Photo taken by Dave King on July 22, 2014

288948

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RR Small Stream Arch

1880 date

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288949

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RR Small Stream Arch

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RR Small Stream Arch

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463681

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IANR Stone Arch

South wall

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2019

463682

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IANR Stone Arch

North wall

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463683

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IANR Stone Arch

Date

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463684

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IANR Stone Arch

NW wing wall

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463685

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IANR Stone Arch

Inside arch

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IANR Stone Arch

Ceiling

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463687

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IANR Stone Arch

Extension added later

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463688

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IANR Stone Arch

Overview

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463689

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IANR Stone Arch

SW wing wall

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463690

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IANR Stone Arch

NW wing wall

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463691

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IANR Stone Arch

Face

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IANR Stone Arch

Overview

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463693

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IANR Stone Arch

Overview

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IANR Stone Arch

Overview

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IANR Stone Arch

Overview

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IANR Stone Arch

Overview

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Dry Run Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.515714,-92.445934

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Carries Main Street over Dry Run Creek
Design: frame/concrete
Design Details: Concrete rigid frame
Total Length: 51.8 Feet
Span Length: 25.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete rigid frame bridge over Dry Run Creek on Main Street
History: Built 1962; rehabilitated 1983
Built: 1962

Location: Black Hawk County

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CGW - Cemetery Trestle

Status: Derelict/Abandoned??

Location: 42.401622,-92.466121

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Carries Sergeant Road Trail (former CGW/CNW RR) over unnamed branch of Black Hawk Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber Pile Trestle
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over unnamed branch of Black Hawk Creek on Sergeant Road Trail (former CGW/CNW RR)
History: Abandoned by CNW RR 1988, converted to trail usage??
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Sergeant Road Trail - Prescotts Creek Trestle

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 42.451351,-92.412820

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Carries Sergeant Road Trail (former CGW/CNW RR) over Prescotts Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber Pile Trestle
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over Prescotts Creek on Sergeant Road Trail (former CGW/CNW RR)
History: Abandoned 1988, converted for bike trail usage
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Cedar Prairie Trail - Black Hawk Creek Trestle

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 42.453816,-92.422495

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Carries Cedar Prairie Trail over Black Hawk Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber Pile Trestle
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over Black Hawk Creek on Cedar Prairie Trail
History: Abandoned 1988, converted for bike trail usage
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Sergeant Road Trail - Hudson Trestle

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 42.419327,-92.444202

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Carries Sergeant Road Trail (former CGW/CNW RR) over unnamed branch of Black Hawk Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber Pile Trestle
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over unnamed branch of Black Hawk Creek on Sergeant Road Trail (former CGW/CNW RR)
History: Abandoned 1988, converted for bike trail usage
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Sergeant Road Trail - Little Trestle

Status: Demolished and replaced by culvert

Location: 42.424861,-92.438674

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Carries Sergeant Road Trail (former CGW/CNW RR) over ditch
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber Pile Trestle
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over ditch on Sergeant Road Trail (former CGW/CNW RR)
History: Abandoned 1988, converted for bike trail usage, collapsed 2014 and replaced
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Dry Run Creek Bridge (1917)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.525318,-92.441355

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Carries Waterloo Road over Dry Run Creek
Design: beam/stringer/concrete
Design Details: Concrete stringer
Total Length: 65.9 Feet
Span Length: 32.2 Feet

Overview: Stringer bridge over Dry Run Creek on Waterloo Road
History: Built 1917; rehabilitated 1965; Replaced 1994
Built: 1917

Location: Black Hawk County

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WCFN - Dry Run Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 42.525358,-92.440909

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Carries Waterloo, Cedar Falls, & Northern Railway over Dry Run
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Dry Run on Waterloo, Cedar Falls, & Northern Railway
History: Removed ca. 1968
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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383325

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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US218 Cedar River Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.539264,-92.449930

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Carries US 218/Center Street/Franklin Street over Cedar River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cedar River on US 218/Center Street/Franklin Street
History: Built 1916; Deck resurfaced 1956 & 1976; Replaced 1988
Built: 1916

Location: Black Hawk County

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352623

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

436476

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Main Street Stone Arch

Status: Filled in

Location: 42.537856,-92.445601

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Carries Main Street over Millrace
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Stone arch bridge over Millrace on Main Street
History: Built 1901; Demolished ?
Built: 1901

Location: Black Hawk County

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353869

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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IC - Millrace Bridge

Status: Filled in

Location: 42.538473,-92.447237

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Carries Illinois Central Railroad over Millrace
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Millrace on Illinois Central Railroad
History: Lost 1970
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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RI - Millrace Bridge (W)

Status: Filled in

Location: 42.538481,-92.446867

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Carries Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad over Millrace
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Millrace on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
History: Lost 1970
Built: 1970

Location: Black Hawk County

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335773

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RI - Millrace Bridge (E)

Status: Filled in

Location: 42.537445,-92.443975

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Carries Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad over Millrace
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Millrace on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
History: Lost 1970
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Washington Street Stone Arch

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.521924,-92.443087

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Carries Washington Street over Dry Run
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Stone arch bridge over Dry Run on Washington Street
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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343277

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4th Street Bridge (1872)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.496391,-92.338345

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Carries Bridge Street (4th Street) over Cedar River
Design: truss/through/bowstring
Design Details: Bowstring through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Cedar River on Bridge Street (4th Street)
History: Built 1872; Replaced 1904, Three spans relocated to Sans Souci Park.
Built: 1872

Location: Black Hawk County

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351351

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Cropped Stereograph

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

461239

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4th Street Bridge (Oldest)

The Courier: October 6 2004

512065

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Main Street Bridge (1872)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.539220,-92.444646

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Carries Main Street over Cedar River
Design: truss/through/bowstring
Design Details: Bowstring through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Cedar River on Main Street
History: Built 1872; Replaced 1901
Built: 1872

Location: Black Hawk County

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510940

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Cropped stereoview

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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IC - Cedar River Covered Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.539378,-92.445419

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Carries Illinois Central Railroad over Cedar River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Cedar River on Illinois Central Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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510941

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Cropped stereoview

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Cedar Falls-Waterloo Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.499872,-92.359626

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Carries Cedar Falls-Waterloo Road over Black Hawk Creek
Design: truss/through/bowstring
Design Details: Bowstring through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Black Hawk Creek on Cedar Falls-Waterloo Road
History: Built 1904; Replaced 1919
Built: 1904

Location: Black Hawk County

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Dry Run Creek Bridge (Pre 1917)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.525360,-92.440910

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Carries Waterloo Road over Dry Run Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Dry Run Creek on Waterloo Road
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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383332

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Virden Bridge

Status: Removed =

Location: 42.504697,-92.344645

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Carries Lafayette Street over Virden Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Virden Creek on Lafayette Street
History: Built 1908
Built: 1908

Location: Black Hawk County

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11th Street Bridge (1908)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.492292,-92.329783

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Carries 11th Street over Cedar River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Cedar River on 11th Street
History: Built 1887 at 5th Street; Relocated here 1908; Replaced 1953
Built: 1908

Location: Black Hawk County

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11th Street Bridge (1953)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.491919,-92.330375

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Carries E 11th Street over Cedar River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 615.2 Feet
Span Length: 134.8 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Cedar River on E 11th Street
History: Built 1953; rehabilitated 1981
Built: 1953

Location: Black Hawk County

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WCFN - Virden Creek Bridge

Status: Destroyed by flooding, replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.519962,-92.329451

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Carries Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern over Virden Creek
Design: culvert/concrete
Design Details: Concrete culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete culvert bridge over Virden Creek on Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern Railway
History: Lost 1968
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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CN - US63 Overpass

Status: Filled in

Location: 42.510516,-92.336753

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Carries Canadian National Railway over US 63
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 46.9 Feet
Span Length: 46.9 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel stringer bridge over US 63 on Canadian National Railway
History: Built 1963; Removed & Filled In 2018
Built: 1963

Location: Black Hawk County

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Finchford Road Bridge (1959)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 42.628608,-92.543681

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Carries Finchford Road over W Fork Cedar River
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 348.1 Feet
Span Length: 97.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over West Fork Cedar River on Finchford Road
History: Built 1959
Built: 1959

Location: Black Hawk County

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Finchford Bridge (Pre 1959)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.629237,-92.543365

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Carries Finchford Road over West Fork Cedar River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over West Fork Cedar River on Finchford Road
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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449498

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Circa 1912

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Westfield Avenue Bridge (Old)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 42.499910,-92.358853

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Carries Westfield Avenue over Black Hawk Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 213.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Black Hawk Creek on Westfield Avenue
History: Built 1919
Built: 1919

Location: Black Hawk County

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461240

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Westfield Avenue Bridge (Old)

The Courier: December 31 1919

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4th Street Bridge (1866)

Status: Destroyed by flooding

Location: 42.496831,-92.337701

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Carries 4th Street over Cedar River
Design: truss/pony/queenpost
Design Details: Wooden Queenpost pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Queenpost pony truss bridge over Cedar River on 4th Street
History: Built 1866; Damaged multiple times by flooding until it was replaced in 1872
Built: 1866

Location: Black Hawk County

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461241

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4th Street Bridge (1st)

The Courier: October 6 2004

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IC - Virden Creek Trestle

Status: Removed

Location: 42.509315,-92.339636

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Carries Illinois Central over Virden Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Virden Creek on Illinois Central
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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Park Road Bridge

Status:

Location: 42.507308,-92.341505

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Carries Park Road over Virden Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Virden Creek on Park Road
History: Built 1919 as part of a planned covered drain. It is currently unknown if the 1919 structure was used when Virden Creek was covered in the late 60s.
Built: 1919

Location: Black Hawk County

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CGW - West Fork Dry Run Trestle

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 42.515730,-92.445684

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Carries Chicago Great Western Railway over West Fork Dry Run
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over West Fork Dry Run on Chicago Great Western Railway
History:
Built:

Location: Black Hawk County

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491621

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923


Special Bridge Conditions Legend: R - Former location of relocated bridge. ! - At risk for demolition or destruction. X - Confirmed demolished or collapsed. S  - Dismantled and/or in storage. L -  Severe loss of historic integrity due to alteration.

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