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Fort Madison Bridge
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Bridge
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth
Bridge Documented: March 20, 2016
Fort Madison and Niota: Lee County, Iowa and Hancock County, Illinois: United States
Main Span Length
525.0 Feet (160 Meters)
3,347.0 Feet (1020.2 Meters)
20 Feet (6.1 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
and 23 Approach Span(s)
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This is a rare double-deck truss railroad bridge that offers a toll highway
for vehicular traffic on the upper deck. There once were larger numbers of
bridges that combined highway and railroad usage in America, however most of
them were turned into railroad-only bridges when separate highway bridges were
constructed at later dates to handle larger traffic volumes.
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Double-Deck
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