Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway

Reporting mark: BCRN
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Abandoned RI - Stone Culvert (Linn County, Iowa)
Abandoned stone culvert bridge over Small Stream on Abandoned Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Abandoned RI - Stone Culvert (Linn County, Iowa)
Abandoned stone culvert bridge over Small creek on Abandoned Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

BCRN - Cedar River Bridge (Old) (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Built 1872; Burned 1902; Replaced 1902/1903
Howe through truss bridge over Cedar River on Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad
Partially destroyed by fire and replaced by a new bridge

Cedar River Trail - Ely Road Overpass (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1887
Stone arch bridge on the Cedar River Trail over Ely Road in Cedar Rapids
Open to traffic

Cedar River Trail - Prairie Creek Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1900
Deck plate girder bridge over Prairie Creek on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Cedar River Trail - Stone Culvert (Linn County, Iowa)
Stone culvert bridge over Drainage on Cedar River Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Cedar Valley Nature Trail - Hoosier Creek Tributary Stone Culvert (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1890
Stone arch bridge over Hoosier Creek Tributary on Cedar Valley Nature Trail
Open to pedestrians only

CRandIC - Iowa River Bridge (S) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built Using at Least One Relocated Truss
Quadrangular Lattice through truss & Warren through truss bridge over Iowa River on CRandIC Railway
Open to traffic

CRandIC - Stone Arch Bridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1890
Stone arch bridge over Small stream on Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway
Open to traffic

DM&E - Iowa River Bridge (Tyson Spur) (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1894, Approach Collapsed 2008, removed completely 2014
Lost Parker through truss over Iowa River on former Iowa Beef Packers (Tyson Foods) spur line
Bridge removed

DM&E - Owatonna Rail Crossing (Steele County, Minnesota)
Built 1901
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

Ed Winkel Memorial Trail - Otter Creek Arch (Osceola County, Iowa)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Otter Creek on Ed Winkel Memorial Trail
Open to traffic

Flint River Trail - Flint River Bridge (Des Moines County, Iowa)
Converted to trail use in 2009
Deck plate girder bridge over Flint River on Flint River Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Hoover Trail - Morning Sun Stone Arch (Louisa County, Iowa)
Built 1886
Abandoned Stone Arch Bridge over 40th Street and Unamed Branch of Honey Creek on Hoover Trail
Open to pedestrians only

IANR - Backwater Bridge (Butler County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Backwater of Shell Rock River on Railroad
Open to traffic

IANR - Bear Creek Bridge (Benton County, Iowa)
3 spans built 1902; 3 spans built 1959,
Deck plate girder bridge over Bear creek on Iowa Northern Rail Line in Shellsburg, IA
Open to traffic

IANR - Bear Creek Bridge #1 (Benton County, Iowa)
2 spans built 1897; 3 spans 1901; 1 span 1903
Deck plate girder bridge over Bear Creek on Iowa Northern Railway
Open to traffic

IANR - Cedar River Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1905; Deck plate girder added 1960; One 1905 through plate girder destroyed by derailment in 1970 and replaced with a timber trestle; Timber trestle replaced with a precast concrete trestle 2014
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Cedar River on Railroad
Open to traffic

IANR - Culvert (Linn County, Iowa)
Stone culvert bridge over Drainage on IANR
Open to traffic

IANR - Hawkeye Avenue Overpass (Floyd County, Iowa)
Built 1889
Stone arch bridge over Hawkeye Avenue on the Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad at Nora Springs
Open to traffic

IANR - Mud Creek Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
1 span built 1896; 1 span built 1898
Deck plate girder bridge over Mud Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

IANR - Mud Creek Stone Arch (Benton County, Iowa)
Built 1884
Stone arch bridge over Mud Creek & 59th Street Dr. on Iowa Northern Railroad
Open to traffic

IANR - Oak Creek Bridge #3 (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1895
Stone arch bridge over Oak Creek on Iowa Northern Railroad
Open to traffic

IANR - Oppossum Creek Bridge (Benton County, Iowa)
Built 1896
Deck plate girder bridge over Oppossum Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

IANR - Oppossum Creek Bridge #2 (Benton County, Iowa)
Built 1896
Through plate girder bridge over Oppossum Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

IANR - Rock Creek Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
2 spans built 1894; 1 span 1908; 1 span 1933
Deck plate girder bridge over Rock Creek on Iowa Northern Railway
Open to traffic

IANR - Shell Rock River Bridge (Clarksville) (Butler County, Iowa)
Trusses built 1921; DPGs built 1902
Warren through truss bridge over Shell Rock River on Iowa Northern Railroad just south of Clarksville and 0.3 miles east of IA Hwy. 188 Bridge
Open to traffic

IANR - Shell Rock River Bridge (Rockford) (Floyd County, Iowa)
Built 1898
Deck plate girder bridge over Shell Rock River on Iowa Northern Railroad
Open to traffic

IANR - Spring Creek Stone Arch (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1886
Stone arch bridge over Spring Creek on Iowa Northern Railroad
Open to traffic

IANR - Stone Arch (Benton County, Iowa)
Built 1891
Stone arch bridge over unknown stream on Iowa Northern Railroad
Open to traffic

IANR - West Fork Cedar River Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 1894 Replaced by a modern bridge in 2011
Lost Through truss bridge over Cedar River on railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

IANR - Wolf Creek Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 1902, Truss Span Replaced Ca. 1980
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wolf Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

Island Park Trail Bridge (Lyon County, Iowa)
Built 1902, Converted to Pedestrian Use 2007
Through plate girder railroad bridge over Rock River on Rock Rapids Bike Trail
Railroad bridge open for pedestrians and cyclists

MILW - Ushers Ferry Road Overpass (Linn County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed approx. 1980
Lost Bridge over Ushers Ferry Road NE/former RI RR on former MILW RR
Removed but not replaced

Pioneer Trail - Holland Creek Bridge (Grundy County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1882
Rail-top Culvert over Branch of Holland Creek on Pioneer Trail (former RI)
Open to pedestrians only

RI - Cedar River Bridge (Old) (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built 1884; Washed out 1911; Replaced 1912
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Cedar River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Wilton Spur
Destroyed by flooding

RI - Concrete Culvert (Buchanan County, Iowa)
abandoned 1976
Abandoned concrete culvert over drainage ditch on former Rock Island RR
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Coon Creek Bridge (Tama County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1980
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Coon Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Drainage Tube Culvert (Linn County, Iowa)
Built sometime between 1900-1909, abandoned 1976
Abandoned concrete culvert bridge over Drainage on former Rock Island Railroad
Derelict/abandoned 1976

RI - East Branch Blue Creek Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca 1976
Lost Bridge over East Branch Blue Creek on Railroad (RI)
Removed

RI - Elmira Junction Culvert (Johnson County, Iowa)
Rail-Top Culvert bridge over Unnamed Creek on Former CRIP
Abandoned

RI - Given Creek Bridge (Tama County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1980
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Given Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Hazelton Creek Bridge (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Removed ca. 1976 following abandonment of Rock Island RR line
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Hazelton Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished with abutments and pier remaining

RI - Hockeys Slough Tributary Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Abandoned Rail-Top Culvert bridge over Tributary of Hockeys Slough on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Abandoned.

RI - Lingel Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
Abandoned and demolished ca. 1980
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Lingel Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
No longer exists; Support remains

RI - Lost Creek Trestle #1 (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca. 1976
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Lost Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished

RI - Lost Creek Trestle #2 (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca. 1976
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Lost Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished

RI - Nelson Creek Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca. 1976
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Nelson Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished

RI - Otter Creek Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca 1976
Lost wooden trestle over Otter Creek on abandoned railroad (RI)
Removed

RI - Otter Creek Trestle (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Line abandoned 1976, bridge removed shortly thereafter
Lost Timber stringer bridge over branch of Otter Creek on former Rock Island RR
Demolished

RI - Packinghouse Bridge (Old) (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1898; Replaced 1922
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Cedar River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Randalia Bridge (Fayette County, Iowa)
Line abandoned 1976, bridge removed shortly thereafter
Lost steel stringer bridge over unnamed creek on former Rock Island RR
Removed with abutments remaining

RI - Rock Creek Bridge (Cedar County, Iowa)
Built 1890 by BCR&N, taken over by Rock Island, Abandoned 1940, Partially washed out ca. 1944
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Rock Creek on former Railroad
Abandoned

RI - Shell Rock River Bridge (Bremer County, Iowa)
Built 1886; Removed 1959
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Shell Rock River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

RI - South Beaver Creek Bridge #3 (Grundy County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca. 1983
Lost Steel stringer bridge over South Beaver Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Demolished

RI - South Beaver Creek Bridge #4 (Hardin County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca. 1983
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over South Beaver Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Demolished

RI - Stone Culvert (Linn County, Iowa)
Line abandoned 1976
Abandoned stone culvert bridge over Intermittent Stream on Railroad (RI)
Abandoned

RI - Stone Culvert (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1976
Abandoned stone culvert on former Rock Island RR
Derelict/abandoned

RI - Wapsinonoc Creek Bridge (Muscatine County, Iowa)
Abandoned & removed 1938
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Wapsinonoc Creek on Railroad (RI)
Removed

RI - Wapsipinicon River Bridge (Independence) (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Removed 1976?
Lost DPG Bridge with timber stringer approaches over Wapsipinicon River on former Rock Island RR
Removed but not replaced

RI - Waspinicon River Bridge (Independence, Old) (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Built 1881
Lost Thacher through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Railroad
No longer exists

RI - West Branch Wapsinonoc Creek Bridge #4 (Cedar County, Iowa)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over West Branch Wapsinonoc Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Removed

RI - West Branch Wapsinonoc Creek Bridge #5 (Cedar County, Iowa)
Abandoned Deck plate girder bridge over West Branch Wapsinonoc Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

RI - West Otter Creek Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Line abandoned 1976, bridge removed shortly thereafter
Lost steel stringer bridge over West Otter Creek on Railroad (RI)
Removed but not replaced

RI - West Otter Creek Bridge #2 (Linn County, Iowa)
Line abandoned 1976, bridge removed shortly thereafter
Lost steel stringer bridge over West Otter Creek on Railroad (RI)
Removed but not replaced

RI - Wolf Creek Bridge (Tama County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1980
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Wolf Creek on Railroad
Abandoned

RI/CNW Overpass (Linn County, Iowa)
Lost Pony plate girder bridge over Chicago & North Western Railway on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a pedestrian truss

RI/CNW Traer Crossing (Tama County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1980
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over abandoned railroad (former CNW) on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Derelict/abandoned

Riverside Trail - Small Stream Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Built 1890
Closed-spandrel brick arch bridge over a Small Stream on Riverside Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Riverview Hotel Trail Bridge (Minnehaha County, South Dakota)
Built Ca. 1888, Rehabilitated 2013
Pony truss bridge over Big Sioux River on Bike Path
Open to pedestrians only

Tatonka Ska Trace Trail - Unnamed Creek Bridge (Dickinson County, Iowa)
Built 1902
Steel stringer bridge over Tributary West Branch Little Sioux River on Tatonka Ska Trace Trail
Open to traffic

Tatonka Ska Trace Trail - West Branch Little Sioux River Arch (Dickinson County, Iowa)
Built 1900; abandoned 2004, Converted to Trail Use 2018
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over West Branch Little Sioux River on Tatonka Ska Trace Trail
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed

Tatonka Ska Trace Trail - West Fork Little Sioux River Bridge (Dickinson County, Iowa)
Built 1902, Abandoned 2004; Converted To Trail Use 2018
Deck plate girder bridge over West Fork Little Sioux River on Tatonka Ska Trace Trail
Awaiting Opening as Iowa Great Lakes Trail

UP - Boone River Bridge (Goldfield) (Wright County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Boone River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Bridge #8.96 (Wright County, Iowa)
Built 1901
Deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Iowa River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Buttermilk Creek Stone Arch (Wright County, Iowa)
Built 1900;
Stone arch bridge over Buttermilk Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Cannon River Bridge (Rice County, Minnesota)
Built 1905
Deck plate girder bridge over Cannon River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Clinton Falls Rail Crossing (Steele County, Minnesota)
Built 1902, North Approach Replaced 1983
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Abandoned Canadian Pacific Railroad on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - County Ditch #15 Bridge (Emmet County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over County Ditch #15 on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - County Ditch #94 Bridge (Emmet County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over County Ditch #94 on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - East Fork Des Moines River Bridge (SE of Livermore) (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Estherville Railroad Bridge (Emmet County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1894
Deck truss bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on the Union Pacific Railroad in Estherville
Open to traffic

UP - Galls Creek Bridge (Hancock County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Galls Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Prairie Creek Bridge (Palo Alto County, Iowa)
Built 1903
Deck plate girder bridge over Prairie Creek (Drainage Ditch #61) on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Shell Rock River Bridge (Freeborn County, Minnesota)
Built 1900
Deck plate girder bridge over Shell Rock River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Small Stream Arch Bridge (Emmet County, Iowa)
Built 1888
Stone arch bridge over Small Stream on Union Pacific Railroad
Open

UP - Straight River Bridge #2 (Steele County, Minnesota)
Built 1902
Deck plate girder bridge over Straight River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Straight River Bridge #3 (Steele County, Minnesota)
Built 1902
Deck plate girder bridge over Straight River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Straight River Bridge #4 (Steele County, Minnesota)
Built 1902
5 Span Deck Plate Girder bridge over Straight on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Straight River Bridge #5 (Steele County, Minnesota)
Built 1902
Warren deck truss bridge over Straight River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Straight River Bridge #6 (Steele County, Minnesota)
Built 1903
Deck plate girder bridge over Straight River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Straight River Bridge #7 (Rice County, Minnesota)
Built 1903
Deck plate girder bridge over Straight River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Straight River Bridge #8 (Rice County, Minnesota)
Built 1903
Deck plate girder bridge over Straight River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Straight River Bridge #9 (Rice County, Minnesota)
Built 1903
Deck plate girder bridge over Straight River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Unnamed Creek Stone Arch (Emmet County, Iowa)
Built 1888
Stone arch culvert bridge over Unnamed Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - West Fork Des Moines River Bridge (Emmet County, Iowa)
Built 1902
Through Girder Bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Wolf Creek Bridge (Rice County, Minnesota)
Built 1900
Stone arch bridge over Wolf Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Worthington Rail Crossing (Nobles County, Minnesota)
I-Beam bridge over Abandoned Rock Island Railroad on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic