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Branch Fabius Creek Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 40.619521,-92.503889

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Carries Harvest Avenue (Harvest Ave) over Branch of Fabius Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: 6 panel Warren pony truss with all verticals except for center (or, 5 panel Warren pony truss with all verticals and modified center panel)
Total Length: 90.9 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over a branch of Fabius Creek on Harvest Avenue (Harvest Ave)
History: Built ca. 1920
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Davis County

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Branch Fabius Creek Bridge on Harvest Avenue

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in April 2012

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Branch Fabius Creek Bridge on Harvest Avenue

Red flag on the sign means danger?

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in April 2012

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Branch Fabius Creek Bridge on Harvest Avenue

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in April 2012

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Branch Fabius Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.642166,-92.508438

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Carries 289th Tr over Branch of Fabius Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: 6 panel Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over a branch of Fabius Creek on 289th Tr
History: Built 1974
Built: 1974

Location: Davis County

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Branch Fabius Creek Bridge on 289th Trail

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in April 2012

229163

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Branch Fabius Creek Bridge on 289th Trail

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Branch Fox River Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 40.752912,-92.558038

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Carries Echo Avenue over Branch Fox River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 154.9 Feet
Span Length: 69.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Branch Fox River on Echo Avenue
History: Built ca. 1920; replaced 2002
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Davis County

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Branch Fox River Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 40.751953,-92.600071

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Carries 205th Street over Branch of Fox River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 75.1 Feet
Span Length: 61.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over a branch of Fox River on 205th Street
History: Built 1965
Built: 1965

Location: Davis County

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Asteria Blvd Soap Creek Bridge

Status: Road has been closed (is now private property)

Location: 40.856545,-92.619342

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Carries Asteria Blvd over Soap Creek
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 136.2 Feet
Span Length: 109.9 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Soap Creek on Asteria Blvd
History: Built 1909
Built: 1909

Location: Davis County

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Branch South Chequest Lake Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.790457,-92.322676

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Carries Quill Avenue over Branch of South Chequest Lake Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 76.1 Feet
Span Length: 39.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of South Chequest Lake Creek on Quill Avenue
History: Built ca. 1920; replaced 2016
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Davis County

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Carters Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 40.638683,-92.427951

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Carries CR V20 over Carters Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 96.1 Feet
Span Length: 69.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Carters Creek on CR V20
History: Built ca. 1930; replaced 2002
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Davis County

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Carters Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.668333,-92.484444

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Carries Ice Avenue over Carters Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 89.9 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Carters Creek on Ice Avenue
History: Built 1967
Built: 1967

Location: Davis County

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Carters Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.658249,-92.489462

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Carries Ice Avenue over Branch of Carters Creek
Design: truss/bedstead/pratt
Design Details: 2 panel pin-connected bedstead Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 35.1 Feet
Span Length: 35.1 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Carters Creek on Ice Avenue
History: Built 1905; replaced 2013
Built: 1905

Location: Davis County

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229160

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Carters Creek Bridge on Ice Avenue

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in April 2012

229161

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Carters Creek Bridge on Ice Avenue

The bridge is obviously in bad shape, as shown here.

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in April 2012

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Carters Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.646002,-92.437835

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Carries 286th Street over Carters Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 69.9 Feet
Span Length: 69.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Carters Creek on 286th Street
History: Built ca. 1920
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Davis County

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Carters Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.691944,-92.523889

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Carries Fern Blvd over Carters Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Carters Creek on Fern Blvd
History: Built ca. 1920
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Davis County

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Carters Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.697039,-92.550974

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Carries 295th Street over Carters Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Carters Creek on 295th Street
History: Built ca. 1920; Replaced 2002
Built: 1920

Location: Davis County

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Carters Creek Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 40.689222,-92.600392

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Carries Cedar Avenue over Carters Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 62.0 Feet
Span Length: 42.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Carters Creek on Cedar Avenue
History: Built ca. 1920
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Davis County

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Carters Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.685417,-92.623966

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Carries Apple Avenue (Apple Ave) over Carters Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Carters Creek on Apple Avenue (Apple Ave)
History: Built 1900; replaced 2013?
Built: 1900

Location: Davis County

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Carters Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.683989,-92.503809

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Carries Harvest Avenue over Carters Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 93.2 Feet
Span Length: 93.2 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Carters Creek on Harvest Avenue
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Davis County

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Fabius Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 40.621315,-92.485033

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Carries Ice Avenue (Ice Ave) over Fabius Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 152.0 Feet
Span Length: 87.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Fabius Creek on Ice Avenue (Ice Ave)
History: Built ca. 1920; replaced 2004
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Davis County

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Fabius Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.639429,-92.561612

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Carries Ebony Avenue over Fabius Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: 5 panel riveted Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 96.1 Feet
Span Length: 76.1 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Fabius Creek on Ebony Avenue
History: Built ca. 1920; replaced 2015
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Davis County

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229170

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Fabius Creek Bridge on Ebony Avenue

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in April 2012

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Fabius Creek Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to public traffic (road appears to be private now)

Location: 40.639555,-92.542640

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Carries Fawn Avenue over Fabius Creek
Design: truss/through/warren/verticals
Design Details: 6 panel pin-connected Warren through truss with A-frame portal bracing
Total Length: 108.9 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Fabius Creek on Fawn Avenue
History: Built ca. 1890
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Davis County

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229167

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Fabius Creek Bridge on Fawn Avenue

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in April 2012

229168

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Fabius Creek Bridge on Fawn Avenue

It's private property now.

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229169

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Fabius Creek Bridge on Fawn Avenue

Closeup showing unusual center panels more clearly.

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Fox River Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.787353,-92.476206

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Carries Iris Boulevard over Fox River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 115.2 Feet
Span Length: 90.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Fox River on Iris Boulevard
History: Built 1925; replaced 2015
Built: 1925

Location: Davis County

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Fox River Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 40.779894,-92.523536

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Carries 192nd Street over Fox River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 152.9 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Fox River on 192nd Street
History: Built ca. 1940; rehabilitated 1995
Built: ca. 1940

Location: Davis County

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Fox River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.782222,-92.628611

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Carries Alpine Avenue over Fox River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 80.1 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Fox River on Alpine Avenue
History: Built 1966
Built: 1966

Location: Davis County

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Little Fox Creek Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 40.678218,-92.249899

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Carries Umber Avenue over Little Fox Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Little Fox Creek on Umber Avenue
History: Built ca. 1910; removed 2014
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Davis County

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North Chequest Lake Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.842716,-92.294510

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Carries Scarlet Avenue over North Chequest Lake Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 99.1 Feet
Span Length: 69.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over North Chequest Lake Creek on a local road
History: Built ca. 1920; replaced in the early 2000s
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Davis County

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North Wyacondah Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.620252,-92.236567

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Carries Valley Avenue over North Wyacondah Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: 6 panel Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 49.9 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over North Wyacondah Creek on Valley Avenue
History: Built 1914
Built: 1914

Location: Davis County

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229153

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North Wyacondah Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in April 2012

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Scarlet Avenue Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.651688,-92.294294

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Carries Scarlet Avenue over North Wyacondah Creek
Design: truss/bedstead/pratt
Design Details: 3 panel bedstead Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Lost bedstead pony truss bridge over North Wyacondah Creek on Scarlet Avenue
History: Built ca. 1910; replaced 2014
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Davis County

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229158

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North Wyacondah Creek Bridge on Scarlet Avenue

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in April 2012

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Soap Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.887500,-92.443056

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Carries Kress Avenue over Soap Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 142.1 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Soap Creek on Kress Avenue
History: Built ca. 1920
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Davis County

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Soap Creek Bridge (Hill Boulevard)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.855761,-92.511367

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Carries Hill Boulevard over Soap Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 6 panel pin-connected Pratt through truss with A-frame portal bracing
Total Length: 231.0 Feet
Span Length: 137.1 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Soap Creek on Hill Boulevard
History: Built 1905
Built: 1905

Location: Davis County

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243562

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Soap Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in November 2012

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

249979

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

249981

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

249982

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

249983

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

249984

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

249985

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

249986

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If you look in the center of the bridge, there is a dead lamb hanging from it.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

249987

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Remains of a timber post sticking out of the bank from an earlier bridge.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

249988

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I'm sure there is a story behind this...

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

249989

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

249990

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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Looking upstream to the west

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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Looking downstream to the east

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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Soap Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt June 11, 2012

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Soap Creek Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 40.880168,-92.395066

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Carries Mink Blvd over Soap Creek
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 215.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Soap Creek on Mink Blvd
History: Built ca. 1920; rehabilitated 1933
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Davis County

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South Chequest Lake Creek Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 40.803285,-92.294157

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Carries Scarlet Avenue over South Chequest Lake Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 48.9 Feet
Span Length: 48.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over South Chequest Lake Creek on Scarlet Avenue
History: Built 1905; replaced early 2000s
Built: 1905

Location: Davis County

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South Chequest Lake Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.787920,-92.183666

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Carries Yoke Blvd over South Chequest Lake Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 8 panel riveted Pratt through truss with M-frame portal bracing
Total Length: 138.1 Feet
Span Length: 138.1 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over South Chequest Lake Creek on Yoke Blvd
History: Built 1963
Built: 1963

Location: Davis County

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243560

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South Chequest Lake Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in November 2012

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South Chequest Lake Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in November 2012

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10/17/2017

Photo taken by Erika Smith

406418

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10/17/2017

Photo taken by Erika Smith

406419

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10/17/2017

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406420

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10/17/2017

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South Wyacondah Ditch Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 40.599356,-92.269819

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Carries Timber Avenue over South Wyacondah Ditch
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 7 panel pin-connected Pratt through truss with M-frame portal bracing
Total Length: 126.0 Feet
Span Length: 126.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over South Wyacondah Ditch on Timber Avenue
History: Built at an unknown date. Possible work or event occured, ca. 1950
Built:

Location: Davis County

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South Wyacondah Ditch Bridge on Timber Avenue

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in April 2012

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South Wyacondah Ditch Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 40.638919,-92.332506

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Carries Local road over South Wyacondah Ditch
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 153.9 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over South Wyacondah Ditch on a local road
History: Built ca. 1910; replaced 2001
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Davis County

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South Wyacondah Ditch Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.619584,-92.295344

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Carries Robin Blvd over South Wyacondah Ditch
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 6 panel pin-connected Pratt through truss with A-frame portal bracing
Total Length: 139.1 Feet
Span Length: 139.1 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over South Wyacondah Ditch on Robin Blvd
History: Built 1905
Built: 1905

Location: Davis County

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229152

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South Wyacondah Ditch Bridge

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in April 2012

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Photo taken by Shari Harvey

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South Wyacondah Ditch Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.645957,-92.336654

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Carries Pike Blvd over South Wyacondah Ditch
Design: truss/pony/warren/alt-verticals
Design Details: 8 panel Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Total Length: 102.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over South Wyacondah Ditch on Pike Blvd
History: Built 1945
Built: 1945

Location: Davis County

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South Wyacondah Ditch Bridge on Pike Blvd

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in April 2012

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South Wyacondah Ditch Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 40.724638,-92.461554

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Carries Jewel Avenue over South Wyacondah Ditch
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 82.0 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over South Wyacondah Ditch on Jewel Avenue
History: Built ca. 1930
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Davis County

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Unnamed Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.638928,-92.259413

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Carries Umber Avenue over North Wyaconda River
Design: truss/bedstead/pratt
Design Details: 3 panel bedstead Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 64.0 Feet
Span Length: 29.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over North Wyaconda River on Umber Avenue
History: Built ca. 1910
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Davis County

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229157

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Unnamed bridge over North Wyaconda River on Umber Avenue

Photo taken by Chris Gonnerman in April 2012

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Unnamed Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 40.821106,-92.226740

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Carries Velvet Avenue over Chequest Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 113.2 Feet
Span Length: 43.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Chequest Creek on Velvet Avenue
History: Built ca. 1940
Built: ca. 1940

Location: Davis County

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RI - Soap Creek Bridge

Status: Piers and abutments remaining

Location: 40.888207,-92.293736

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Carries former Rock Island Railroad over Soap Creek
Design: truss/through/warren/sub-panels
Design Details: 1 - 127' Subdivided Warren through truss 6 - 40' DPG
Total Length: 367.0 Feet
Span Length: 127.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Subdivided warren through truss bridge over Soap Creek on former Rock Island Railroad
History: Abandoned and removed 1983
Built:

Location: Davis County

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West Piers

From east bank

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248521

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East Pier/Abutment

This was the eastern support for the main span across Soap Creek. It's in pretty sorry shape.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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West Piers

From east bank

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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East Pier/Abutment

South Side

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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East Pier/Abutment

Lots of crumbling debris at the base

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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West Piers

From east bank

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248526

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East Pier/Abutment

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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West Piers

From east bank

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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East Pier/Abutment

30yrs of neglect have really taken their toll. The pier is crumbling badly, leaning to the left, and being eroded from behind. A few more good floods and it could end up in the creek.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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East Pier/Abutment

From west bank

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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West Piers

Looking west

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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West Piers

Looking west

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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West Piers/West Abutment

Looking south; west abutment is on the right

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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West Piers

Looking east towards former location of main span

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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West Piers

Looking east towards former location of main span

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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East Pier/Abutment

From west bank

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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East Pier/Abutment

North Side

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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Channel View South

You can see both supports for the truss main span that once crossed over Soap Creek. The Floris Rd/Hwy J15 bridge can be seen downstream.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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East Pier/Abutment

North Side

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248540

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East Pier/Abutment

Looking west across the channel where the main span once was. This is also the same view as the previous photo, which shows how much things can change in 35yrs.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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Photo taken by Dan Tracy

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Photo taken by Dan Tracy in April 1983

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Photo taken by Dan Tracy in April 1983

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RI - North Fox Creek Bridge

Status: Bridge removed, piers and abutments remaining

Location: 40.779369,-92.606790

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Carries former Rock Island RR over North Fox Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: 1 - 70' Deck plate girder 2 - 50' Deck plate girder
Total Length: 170.0 Feet
Span Length: 70.0 Feet

Overview: Lost DPG bridge over North Fox Creek on former Rock Island Railroad
History: Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Built: 1945

Location: Davis County

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248179

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South View

Looking south on Beechwood Ave. towards the old bridge site.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248180

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At the old RR crossing

Looking E down the old ROW towards the former bridge site, which is hidden in the trees. I'm standing on the old railroad crossing at Beechwood Ave.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248181

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West Abutment

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248182

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West Pier

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248183

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South View

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248184

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South View

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248185

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South View

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248186

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East Pier and Abutment

North Side

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248187

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West Pier and Abutment

North Side

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248188

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South View

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248189

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East Pier and Abutment

North Side

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248190

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East Abutment

The abutment is heavily eroded.

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248191

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East Pier

Looking skyward up the east pier.

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248192

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East Abutment

Looking west

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248193

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East Abutment

It might be kind of hard to tell, but it is a very steep drop off here down to the creek bed.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248194

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East Abutment

Close-up of the erosion around the abutment.

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248195

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East Abutment

Looking down at where a landslide and erosion have ate away at the fill.

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248196

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East Pier

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248197

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Weste Pier and Abutment

West View

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248198

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North View

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248199

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North View

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248200

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East Pier and Abutment

South Side

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248201

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East Pier

South Side

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248202

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West Pier and Abutment

South Side

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248203

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East Pier and Abutment

From west bank looking east

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248204

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NW view

Looking back towards the bridge site from the side of the old fill.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248205

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East View

One last look towards the old bridge site.

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RI - Fox River Bridge

Status: Bridge removed, piers and abutments remaining

Location: 40.769241,-92.630115

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Carries former Rock Island RR over Center Branch Fox River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: 1 - 50' Deck plate girder 2 - 40' Deck plate girder
Total Length: 130.0 Feet
Span Length: 50.0 Feet

Overview: Lost DPG bridge over Center Branch Fox River on former Rock Island Railroad
History: Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Built: 1945

Location: Davis County

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248158

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East Abutment

Looking down the old ROW towards the west. The east bridge abutment can barely be seen. The old bridge site is heavily overgrown.

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248159

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West Pier and Abutment

South Side

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248160

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North View

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248161

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West Pier and Abutment

Looking up from the frozen Fox River channel.

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248162

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East Pier and Abutment

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248163

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West Pier and Abutment

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248169

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East Pier and Abutment

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248170

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East View

From west abutment

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248171

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East View

From west abutment

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

248172

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West Abutment

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248173

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East View

From west abutment

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248174

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East View

Standing beside west pier

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248175

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Main Piers

Looking east

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248176

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South Side

Looking northerly from west bank

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248177

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South Side

Looking back from east side of the fill as I was leaving.

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248178

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East Abutment

Took another shot of the abutment as I was walking out.

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130th St Bear Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.870573,-92.557008

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Carries 130th St over Bear Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 76.1 Feet
Span Length: 30.8 Feet

Overview: Lost timber stringer bridge over Bear Creek on 130th St
History:
Built: 1940

Location: Davis County

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Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

250019

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250020

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250021

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250023

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Wabash - Soap Creek Bridge

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.880385,-92.425672

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Carries former Wabash/N&W RR over Soap Creek
Design: truss/through/whipple
Design Details: Double whipple through truss
Total Length: 473.4 Feet
Span Length: 149.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Double whipple through truss bridge over Soap Creek on former N&W/Wabash RR
History: Removed account of line abandonment 1982
Built: 1911

Location: Davis County

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2185

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308352

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South Pile Pier

This is the remains of the south pile pier.

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308353

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View across the channel

The north pile pier is just barely visible across the channel in the middle of the trees. It's the dark area in behind some brush.

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South Pile Pier

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South Pile Pier

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WAB - Soap Creek Bottoms Trestle

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.878308,-92.426380

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Carries former N&W/Wabash RR over Soap Creek Bottoms
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: 6 x 12 ft & 6 x 14 ft I-beam stringers on wooden pile bents.
Total Length: 154.5 Feet
Span Length: 14.0 Feet

Overview: Lost I-beam bridge over Soap Creek Bottoms on former N&W/Wabash RR
History: Removed account of line abandonment 1982
Built: 1946

Location: Davis County

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WAB - Bell Branch Trestle (N)

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.873850,-92.427069

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Carries Wabash Railroad over Bell Branch
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: I-Beam stringers on wood piles
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost I-beam stringer bridge over Bell Branch on former Wabash Railroad
History: Removed account of line abandonment 1982
Built:

Location: Davis County

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WAB - Bell Branch Trestle (S)

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.865141,-92.420758

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Carries Wabash Railroad over Bell Branch
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details:
Total Length: 116.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost I-beam trestle bridge over Bell Branch on former N&W/Wabash RR
History: Removed account of line abandonment 1982
Built: 1935

Location: Davis County

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Wabash - Private Drive Overpass

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.858654,-92.425007

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Carries former N&W/Wabash RR over private road
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 116.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost I-beam stringer bridge over private road on former N&W/Wabash RR
History: Removed account of line abandonment 1982
Built: 1935

Location: Davis County

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Wabash - North Chequest Creek Bridge

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.830592,-92.428944

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Carries former Wabash/N&W RR over North Chequest Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 70.5 Feet
Span Length: 23.0 Feet

Overview: Lost I-beam stringer bridge over North Chequest Creek on former N&W/Wabash RR
History: Removed account of line abandonment 1982
Built: 1933

Location: Davis County

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Wabash - Chequest Creek Bridge

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.803035,-92.422471

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Carries former Wabash/N&W RR over Chequest Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 145.5 Feet
Span Length: 21.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Chequest Creek on former N&W/Wabash RR
History: Line abandoned 1982, bridge removed shortly thereafter.
Built: 1933

Location: Davis County

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Wabash - Fox River Trestle

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.773290,-92.424606

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Carries former N&W/Wabash RR over unknown tributary of Fox River
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 67.6 Feet
Span Length: 22.0 Feet

Overview: Lost I-beam stringer bridge over unknown tributary of Fox River on former N&W/Wabash RR
History: Removed account of line abandonment 1982
Built: 1936

Location: Davis County

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Wabash - Fox River Bridge

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.769615,-92.426537

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Carries former N&W/Wabash RR over Fox River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 124.0 Feet
Span Length: 124.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Fox River on former N&W/Wabash RR
History: Line abandoned 1982, bridge removed shortly thereafter.
Built: 1924

Location: Davis County

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Wabash - Jaguar Trail Overpass

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.757926,-92.426924

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Carries former Wabash/N&W RR over Jaguar Trail
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: 1 - 23'6" I-Beam span 4 - 15'6" I-Beam spans
Total Length: 87.3 Feet
Span Length: 23.6 Feet

Overview: Lost steel stringer bridge over Jaguar Trail on former N&W/Wabash RR
History: Built 1936, line abandoned 1982, bridge removed shortly thereafter.
Built: 1936

Location: Davis County

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Bloomfield jaguar trail xing

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RI - US63 Overpass

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.833449,-92.399137

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Carries former Rock Island RR over U.S. Hwy 63
Design: girder/pony
Design Details: Pony/through girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over U.S. Hwy 63 on former Rock Island RR
History: Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Built: 1945

Location: Davis County

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Little Fox Creek Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 40.657222,-92.188333

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Carries Yukon Avenue over Little Fox Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 73.2 Feet
Span Length: 30.8 Feet

Overview: Lost timber stringer bridge over Little Fox Creek on Yukon Avenue
History: Built 1940; removed 2014
Built: 1940

Location: Davis County

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Field Bridge

Status:

Location: 40.746006,-92.399595

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Carries Field over Stream
Design: truss/bedstead/warren
Design Details: Bedstead Warren pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bedstead Warren Pony truss bridge over Stream on Field
History:
Built:

Location: Davis County

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Wabash - West Jefferson Street Overpass

Status: Demolished account of line abandonment

Location: 40.751292,-92.425140

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Carries Wabash, later N&W Railway over W. Jefferson St.
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 88.5 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over W. Jefferson St. on Wabash, later N&W Railway
History: Original 16' pile trestle built 1884; rebuilt 1899 with a 47' pile trestle over street; rebuilt 1925 with 89' pile trestle; renewed 1958 with this bridge; demolished 1984 account of line abandonment
Built: 1958

Location: Davis County

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Historic photo

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2153

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.758092,-92.427340

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Carries Railroad over Jaguar Trail
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 87.3 Feet
Span Length: 23.6 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Jaguar Trail on Wabash, later N&W Railway
History: Removed account of line abandonment 1982
Built: 1894

Location: Davis County

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RI - US63 Overpass (Old)

Status: Removed and crossing relocated approx 1/2 mile to the north

Location: 40.827146,-92.399026

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Carries RI Goldenstate Route over US 63
Design: beam/stringer/concrete
Design Details: Concrete stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Concrete stringer bridge over US 63 on RI Goldenstate Route
History: Replaced 1946
Built:

Location: Davis County

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345453

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View looks to the north

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RI - Morgan Branch Bridge #1 (Old Alignment)

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 40.852562,-92.331161

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Carries abandoned railroad (former RI) over Morgan Branch
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned stone arch bridge over Morgan Branch on abandoned railroad (former RI)
History: Abandoned 1946 on account of line relocation project
Built:

Location: Davis County

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2125

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.718206,-92.591094

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Carries Wabash, later N&W RR over Unknown creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 42.5 Feet
Span Length: 14.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W RR
History: Removed account of line abandonment 1982
Built: 1956

Location: Davis County

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2142

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.736678,-92.472959

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Carries Wabash, later N&W RR over Tributary to S. Wyaconda River
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 69.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W RR
History: Removed account of line abandonment 1982
Built: 1900

Location: Davis County

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2141

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.736573,-92.477540

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Carries Wabash, later N&W RR over Tributary to S. Wyaconda River
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 117.5 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel stringer bridge over Tributary to S. Wyaconda River on Wabash, later N&W RR
History: Removed account of line abandonment 1982
Built: 1931

Location: Davis County

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Location: 0.000000,0.000000

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

Overview: Bridge
History:
Built:

Location: Davis County

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2179

Status: Removed 1982 account of line abandonment

Location: 40.865024,-92.420538

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Carries Wabash, later N&W RR over Unknown creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 98.0 Feet
Span Length: 14.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W RR
History: Built 1948
Built: 1948

Location: Davis County

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2178

Status: Removed 1982 account of line abandonment

Location: 40.858630,-92.424990

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Carries Wabash, later N&W RR over Unknown creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 77.5 Feet
Span Length: 16.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W RR
History: Built 1949
Built: 1949

Location: Davis County

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2190

Status: Removed 1982 account of line abandonment

Location: 40.896943,-92.421889

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Carries Wabash, later N&W RR over Unknown creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 69.5 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W RR
History: Built 1958
Built: 1958

Location: Davis County

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2161

Status: Intact but closed to all but private traffic

Location: 40.799339,-92.424888

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Carries Wabash, later N&W RR over Unknown creek
Design: culvert/concrete
Design Details: Concrete culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete culvert bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W RR
History: Built 1921
Built: 1921

Location: Davis County

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2187

Status: Removed 1982 account of line abandonment

Location: 40.892588,-92.421353

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Carries Wabash, later N&W RR over Unknown creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 84.5 Feet
Span Length: 14.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W RR
History: Built 1946
Built: 1946

Location: Davis County

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RI - North Chequest Creek Bridge (Old)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 40.836774,-92.355156

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Carries abandoned railroad (former RI) over North Chequest 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 North Chequest Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
History: Demolished 1946 on account of line relocation project
Built:

Location: Davis County

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RI - North Chequest Creek Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 40.842549,-92.370330

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Carries abandoned railroad (former RI) over North Chequest Creek
Design: culvert/concrete
Design Details: Concrete culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned concrete culvert bridge over North Chequest Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
History: Built 1945, abandoned 1983
Built: 1945

Location: Davis County

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RI - Morgan Branch Bridge (New)

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 40.862731,-92.328916

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Carries abandoned railroad (former RI) over Morgan Branch
Design: culvert/concrete
Design Details: Concrete culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned concrete culvert bridge over Morgan Branch on abandoned railroad (former RI)
History: Built 1945, abandoned 1983
Built: 1945

Location: Davis County

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RI - Odd Fellows Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 40.872151,-92.317136

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Carries abandoned railroad (former RI) over unnamed branch of Soap Creek
Design: culvert/concrete
Design Details: Concrete culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned concrete culvert bridge over unnamed branch of Soap Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
History: Built 1945, abandoned 1983
Built: 1945

Location: Davis County

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RI - Morgan Branch Bridge #2 (Old Alignment)

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 40.859068,-92.328726

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Carries abandoned railroad (former RI) over Morgan Branch
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned bridge over Morgan Branch on abandoned railroad (former RI)
History: Abandoned 1946 on account of line relocation project
Built:

Location: Davis County

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RI - Morgan Branch Bridge #3 (Old Alignment)

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 40.861559,-92.327827

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Carries abandoned railroad (former RI) over Morgan Branch
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned bridge over Morgan Branch on abandoned railroad (former RI)
History: Abandoned 1946 on account of line relocation project
Built:

Location: Davis County

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RI - Chequest Creek Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 40.820238,-92.455590

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Carries abandoned railroad (former RI) over Chequest Creek
Design: culvert/concrete
Design Details: Concrete culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned concrete culvert bridge over Chequest Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
History: Built 1945, abandoned 1983
Built: 1945

Location: Davis County

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RI - Chequest Creek Bridge #2

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 40.815324,-92.476254

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Carries abandoned railroad (former RI) over Chequest Creek
Design: culvert/concrete
Design Details: Concrete culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned concrete culvert bridge over Chequest Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
History: Built 1945, abandoned 1983
Built: 1945

Location: Davis County

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RI - North Chequest Creek Bridge #2

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 40.828908,-92.419207

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Carries abandoned railroad (former RI) over North Chequest Creek
Design: culvert/concrete
Design Details: Concrete culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned concrete culvert bridge over North Chequest Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
History: Built 1945, abandoned 1983
Built: 1945

Location: Davis County

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RI - Chequest Creek Bridge (Old Alignment)

Status: Demolished

Location: 40.818104,-92.450723

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Carries abandoned railroad (former RI) over Chequest 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 Chequest Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
History: Bypassed and removed ca. 1946
Built:

Location: Davis County

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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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