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Chicago Great Western Railway

Reporting mark: CGW
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Abandoned C&NW - S. Branch Root River Bridge (Fillmore County, Minnesota)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over S. Branch Root River on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Open to traffic

Abandoned CGW - Nicollet Island Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1901, Abandoned 1968
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over East Channel Mississippi River on Abandoned Railroad (CGW)
Abandoned

Abandoned CGW - Unnamed Stream Culvert (Dodge County, Minnesota)
Built ca. 1885
Abandoned stone culvert bridge over Unknown Stream on Abandoned CGW Railroad
Abandoned

Abandoned UP - Bailey Creek Bridge (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1902
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Bailey Creek on Abandoned Union Pacific Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Abandoned UP - Cheslea Creek Trestle (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1924
Steel stringer bridge over Cheslea Creek on Planned Rail-Trail
Derelict/abandoned

BNSF - Manning Viaduct (Carroll County, Iowa)
Built 1913
Pratt through truss bridge over Center Street, West Nishnabota River & removed CGW
Open to traffic

Boom Island Pedestrian Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1901, Converted to pedestrian usage in 1987
Pratt through truss bridge over Back Channel of Mississippi River on Pedestrian trail
Open to pedestrians

CBQ/CGW Overpass (Union County, Iowa)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Chicago Great Western Railroad on Chicago,Burlington, & Quincy Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Cedar Prairie Trail - Black Hawk Creek Trestle (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1988, converted for bike trail usage
Timber stringer bridge over Black Hawk Creek on Cedar Prairie Trail
Open to pedestrians only

CGW - Baskins Run Bridge (Bremer County, Iowa)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Baskins Run on Chicago Great Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned

CGW - Beaver Creek Bridge (Worth County, Iowa)
Built 1902
Abandoned deck arch bridge over Beaver Creek on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned

CGW - Beaverdam Creek Trestle (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Beaverdam Creek on Planned Rail-Trail
Abandoned

CGW - Bridge #F167 (Marshall County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1883
Stone arch bridge over Tributary of Snipe Creek on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned

CGW - Bridge #F255 (Polk County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1884
Stone arch bridge over Tributary of Muchikinock Creek on Chichaqua Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

CGW - Bridge #F262 (Polk County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1884
Stone arch bridge over Tributary of Fourmile Creek on Abandoned Union Pacific Railroad (Future Trail)
Intact but closed to all traffic

CGW - Bridge #F281 (Warren County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1887
Stone arch bridge over Tributary of Badger Creek on Great Western Trail
Open to pedestrians only

CGW - Bridge #F383 (Ringgold County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1908
Lost Concrete Arch bridge over Unnamed Creek on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Collapsed

CGW - Cedar River Bridge (N) (Bremer County, Iowa)
Built 1914, Line abandoned & bridge removed ca. 1951
Lost Bridge over Cedar River on Railroad (CGW)
Removed

CGW - Cedar River Bridge (N, Old) (Bremer County, Iowa)
Built 1880; Collapsed 1914 during replacement
Lost Thacher through truss bridge over Cedar River on Chicago Great Western Railway in Waverly
Collapsed

CGW - Cemetery Trestle (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Abandoned by CNW RR 1988, converted to trail usage??
Timber stringer bridge over unnamed branch of Black Hawk Creek on Sergeant Road Trail (former CGW/CNW RR)
Derelict/Abandoned??

CGW - Clanton Creek Bridge (N) (Madison County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1908
Deck plate girder bridge over Clanton Creek on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Abandoned

CGW - Clanton Creek Bridge (S) (Madison County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1908
Deck plate girder bridge over Clanton Creek on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Abandoned

CGW - Concrete Bridge (De Kalb County, Illinois)
Abandoned slab bridge over Intermittent Stream on Abandoned Chicago Great Western Ry
Derelict/abandoned

CGW - Deer Creek Bridge (Worth County, Iowa)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Deer Creek on Abandoned Chicago Northwestern Railway
Derelict/abandoned

CGW - Des Moines River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1887, closed to railroad traffic in 2001; purchased by the city in 2002 for future trail usage, demolished in 2013
Lost abandoned Pratt Truss Bridge over Des Moines River
Last of the four spans demolished on 11 September 2013.

CGW - Des Moines River Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed 1932
Lost Bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
No longer exists

CGW - Dodge Center Creek Bridge (Dodge County, Minnesota)
Deck plate girder bridge over Dodge Center Creek on Chicago Great Western Railway
Removed

CGW - Drainage Creek Bridge (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge overDrainage Creek on Chicago Great Western Railway
Abandoned

CGW - East Wapsipinicon River Bridge (Chickasaw County, Iowa)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over East Wapsipinicon River on Chicago Great Western Railway
Removed

CGW - Egan Stone Arch (Ogle County, Illinois)
Built Ca. 1887
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Farm Field on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Abandoned

CGW - Elma Stone Culvert (Howard County, Iowa)
Stone culvert bridge over Drainage waterway on Former CGW Railroad ROW
Open to pedestrians only

CGW - Fox River Bridge (Old) (Kane County, Illinois)
Built 1886; Replaced 1956
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Fox River on Chicago Great Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CGW - Grand River Bridge (Union County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1908
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Grand River on Railroad (CGW)
Abandoned

CGW - Kilbuck Creek Bridge (Ogle County, Illinois)
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Kilbuck Creek on Railroad
Removed

CGW - Lamont Creek Bridge (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Lamont Creek on Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

CGW - Lincoln Highway Overpass (Old) (Carroll County, Iowa)
Replaced in the 1950s
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Lincoln Highway on Railroad
Replaced by new bridge

CGW - Lindsey Creek Bridge (Delaware County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1980, tracks removed 1981
Abandoned slab bridge over Lindsey Creek on Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

CGW - Little Cedar River Bridge (Mitchell County, Iowa)
Lost Bridge over Little Cedar River on Chicago Great Western
No longer exists

CGW - Main Street Overpass (Howard County, Iowa)
Built 1901, Removed 1982
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Main Street on Railroad (CGW)
Removed

CGW - Mousehole (Marshall County, Iowa)
Built 1906
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Railroad Street on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railroad
Removed Summer of 2015

CGW - Old Girot Hill Road Overpass (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Old Girot Hill Road on Chicago-Great Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned

CGW - Osage Stone Arch (Mitchell County, Iowa)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over an Intermittent Stream on Railroad (CGW)
Abandoned

CGW - Owens Creek Bridge (De Kalb County, Illinois)
Lost Bridge over Owens Creek on Abandoned Chicago Great Western Ry
No longer exists

CGW - Raccoon River Trestle (Carroll County, Iowa)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Middle Branch Raccoon River on Railroad
Abandoned

CGW - Rock River Bridge (Old) (Ogle County, Illinois)
Lost Deck truss bridge over Rock River on Railroad
Replaced by new bridge

CGW - Shell Rock River Bridge (Worth County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Shell Rock River on Chicago Great Western Railway
Removed

CGW - Small Stream Bridge (Dodge County, Minnesota)
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Small Stream on Railroad (CGW)
Abandoned

CGW - South Branch Kishwaukee River Bridge (De Kalb County, Illinois)
Lost Bridge over S. Branch Kishwaukee River on Abandoned Chicago Great Western Ry
No longer exists

CGW - South Fork Clanton Creek Bridge (Madison County, Iowa)
Pony plate girder bridge over South Fork Clanton Creek on Private Road
Open to private traffic

CGW - St. Paul Swing Bridge (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1885; Replaced 1913
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago Great Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CGW - Stewartville Stone Arch (Olmsted County, Minnesota)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Drainage Ditch on Former Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Derelict/abandoned

CGW - Stone Culvert (De Kalb County, Illinois)
Abandoned stone culvert bridge over trib to Owens creek on abandoned GGW Ry
Abandoned

CGW - Twelvemile Creek Bridge (Union County, Iowa)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Twelvemile Creek on Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

CGW - Wapsipinicon River Bridge (Mitchell County, Iowa)
Lost Bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Railroad
No longer exists

CGW - West Branch Beaverdam Creek Trestle (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over West Branch Beaverdam Creek on Planned Rail-Trail
Abandoned

CGW - Winston Tunnel (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Built for the Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad in 1888, was the longest rail tunnel in Illinois
Abandoned tunnel on former Chicago-Great Western Railway
Abandoned

CGW - Winston Tunnel High Bridge (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Ravine on Abandoned Chicago Great Western Ry
No longer exists

CGW - Wolf Creek Bridge (Tama County, Iowa)
Abandoned and removed ca. 1988
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wolf Creek on Railroad (CGW)
Removed

CGW - Wolf Creek Bridge (Rice County, Minnesota)
Removed ca. 1968
Lost Bridge over Wolf Creek on Chicago Great Western Railway
Removed

CGW - Zumbro River Bridge (Olmsted County, Minnesota)
Built 1883; Replaced 1908
Pratt through truss bridge over Zumbro River on Chicago Great Western Railway
Destroyed by flooding & replaced by a new bridge

CGW Bridge #F183 (Jasper County, Iowa)
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over North Skunk River Tributary on Chicago Great Western Railway
Abandoned

CGW Bridge #F184 (Jasper County, Iowa)
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over North Skunk River Tributary on Chicago Great Western Railway
Abandoned

CGW/CNW Overpass (Carroll County, Iowa)
Removed 1977
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago Great Western Railway on Chicago Great Western Railway
Removed

Chichaqua Valley Trail - Drainage Ditch #38 Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Drainage Ditch #38 on Chicgaqua Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Chichaqua Valley Trail - Fourmile Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1937
Steel stringer bridge over Fourmile Creek on Chichaqua Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Chichaqua Valley Trail - Indian Creek Bridge (Jasper County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Indian Creek on Chichaqua Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Chichaqua Valley Trail - Ira Stone Arch (Jasper County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1883
Stone arch bridge over Unnamed Creek on Chichaqua Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Chichaqua Valley Trail - Santiago Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Santiago Creek on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Chichaqua Valley Trail - South Skunk River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over South Skunk River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Chichaqua Valley Trail - Valaria Cattle Pass (Jasper County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1883
Stone culvert bridge over Cattle Pass on Chichaqua Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Chichaqua Valley Trail - Valaria Stone Arch (N) (Jasper County, Iowa)
Built 1883
Stone arch bridge over Unnamed Creek on Chichaqua Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Chichaqua Valley Trail - Valaria Stone Arch (S) (Jasper County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1883
Stone arch bridge over South Skunk River Tributary on Chichaqua Valley Trail
Open to pedestrians only

CN - Dubuque Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Most spans and piers built 1900, with the swing span being built 1892, approach spans being rebuilt 2012/2013 with heavier chords
Mississippi River crossing on BNSF Railway, Canadian National Railway in Dubuque
Open to railroad traffic

CNW - Bee Creek Bridge (Platte County, Missouri)
Removed 1986/7
Lost Through truss bridge over Bee Creek on Chicago & North Western Railway
Removed

CNW - Black Hawk Branch Trestle (Grundy County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1988
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over unnamed branch of Black Hawk Creek on former Chicago and North Western (ex-Chicago Great Western).
Derelict/abandoned

CNW - Branch Dry Run Creek Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built ?; Removed ca. 1988
Lost steel stringer bridge over Branch Dry Run Creek on Chicago Great Western Railway
Removed but not replaced

CNW - East University Avenue Overpass (Polk County, Iowa)
Lost Bridge over East University Avenue on Chicago & North Western Railway
Removed

CNW - Euclid Avenue Overpass (Polk County, Iowa)
Built 1934; Removed 1997
Pony plate girder over Euclid Avenue on Railroad (CNW)
Removed but not replaced

CNW - Lane Street Overpass (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Replace by steel stringer
Lost Girder bridge over Lane Street on Cnw Railroad
Replaced by a new steel stringer bridge

CNW - Lincoln Highway Overpass (Carroll County, Iowa)
Built in the 1950s, removed 1977
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Lincoln Highway on Railroad
Removed

CNW - Mosquito Creek Arch (Tama County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1887
Stone arch bridge over Mosquito Creek on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Open to authorized vehicles only

CNW - Mosquito Creek Tributary Arch (Grundy County, Iowa)
Stone arch bridge over Mosquito Creek Tributary on former CNW/CGW RR
Abandoned

D&W - Charles Street Overpass (Fayette County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1899
Concrete stringer bridge over Charles Street on D&W Railroad
Open to traffic

D&W - Little Wapsipinicon River Bridge (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Little Wapsipinicon River on Railroad
Open to traffic

D&W - Otter Creek Bridge (Fayette County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Otter Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

D&W - Wapsi Backwaters Trestle (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Old Wapsinicon River Channel on D&W Railroad
Open to traffic

D&W - Wapsipinicon River Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Lime Creek Bridge (Blue Earth County, Minnesota)
Built 1887
Stone arch bridge over Lime Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E - Zumbro River Bridge (Olmsted County, Minnesota)
Deck plate girder bridge over Zumbro River on Railroad
Open to traffic

DM&E Industrial Spur - IL2 Overpass (Ogle County, Illinois)
Built 1935
Steel stringer bridge over IL 2 (E Blackhawk Dr) on Dakota Minn & Eastern RR (former CGW))
Open to traffic

DM&E Industrial Spur - IL72 Overpass (Ogle County, Illinois)
Built 1933
Steel stringer bridge over IL72 on DM&E Railroad (formerly CGW)
Open

DM&E Industrial Spur - Marrill Road Overpass (Ogle County, Illinois)
Built 1941
Steel stringer bridge over Marrill Rd on DM&E Railroad (formerly CGW)
Open to traffic

DM&E Industrial Spur - Rock River Bridge (Byron) (Ogle County, Illinois)
Original Great Western Railroad bridge. Now Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern.
Deck plate girder bridge over Rock River on DM&E RR (former CGW)
Open to traffic

DMU - Raccoon River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Removed 2005
Lost Through truss bridge over Raccoon River on Railroad
Removed

Douglas Trail - Zumbro River Bridge (Olmsted County, Minnesota)
Built 1903 by the American Bridge Co.
Through girder bridge over South Fork Middle Branch Zumbro River on Douglas Trail
Open to pedestrians

Fort Dodge High Bridge (Webster County, Iowa)
Built 1902 by the Mason City and Fort Dodge Railway, later Chicago Great Western
Deck truss bridge over Des Moines River on railroad
Open to traffic

Great Western Trail - 12th Street Overpass (Kane County, Illinois)
Built 1941
Steel stringer bridge over 12th St on abandoned Chicago & Great Western Rwy


Great Western Trail - Drainage Culvert (De Kalb County, Illinois)
Stone arch bridge over Intermittent Stream on Great Western Bike Trail (former CGW Ry)
Open to pedestrians only

Great Western Trail - East Branch DuPage River Bridge (Du Page County, Illinois)
Stone arch bridge over East Branch DuPage River on Great Western Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Great Western Trail - Farm Road Overpass (Kane County, Illinois)
Built 1910
Slab bridge over Abandoned farm road on Great Western Bike Trail (former CGW Ry)
Open to pedestrians only