Chicago Great Western Railway

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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 - Fourmile Creek Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Fourmile Creek on Abandoned Union Pacific Railroad
Abandoned

BNSF - Manning Trestle (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

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

CGW - Concrete Bridge (De Kalb County, Illinois)
Abandoned slab bridge over Intermittent Stream on Abandoned Chicago Great Western Ry
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 - Elma Stone Culvert (Howard County, Iowa)
Stone culvert bridge over Drainage waterway on Former CGW Railroad ROW
Open to pedestrians only

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

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 - Railroad Street Overpass (Marshall County, Iowa)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Railroad Street on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railroad
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 - Stone Arch (Ogle County, Illinois)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Farm on Railroad
Abandoned

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

CGW - Upper Iowa River Bridge (Mower County, Minnesota)
Built 1903, partially removed sometime after abandonedment in 1970's, restored for recreational trail.
Repurposed deck plate girder bridge over Upper Iowa River on Former Chicago Great Western Railway
Refurbished as a recreational trail bridge

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)
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wolf Creek on Railroad (CGW)
Removed

CGW - Zumbro River Bridge (Olmsted County, Minnesota)
Through truss bridge over Zumbro River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CGW/CNW Overpass (Carroll County, Iowa)
Removed 1977
Lost Through truss bridge over Railroad on Railroad
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 - 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 - Skunk River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Skunk River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

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

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

Great Western Trail - IL47 Overpass (Kane County, Illinois)
CGW abandoned in 1977
Steel stringer bridge over IL 47 on Great Western Bike Trail in Lily Lake
Open to pedestrians

Heritage Trail - Little Maquoketa River Bridge #1 (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Little Maquoketa River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Heritage Trail - Little Maquoketa River Bridge #2 (Durango) (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built 1913
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Little Maquoketa River on Heritage Trail
Open to pedestrians only

IAIS - McPherson Avenue Overpass (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Built 1901, Approaches Replaced 2013/2014
Deck plate girder bridge over McPherson Avenue & Little Mosquito Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic

IAIS - US-6 Overpass (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Built 1968
Deck plate girder bridge over US-6 on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Open to traffic

IAIS/BNSF Overpass (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over BNSF Railway on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Open to traffic

IANR - Cedar River Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Collapsed in 08 flooding, put back on the piers.
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Cedar River on Railroad
Open to traffic

IANR - Idaho Street Overpass (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Steel stringer bridge over Idaho Street on Railroad (IANR)
Open to traffic

IANR/CN Overpass (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 1930
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Iowa Northern Railroad on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

Leavenworth Terminal Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Built 1892-94 under the direction of George S. Morison for about $300,000; dedicated Jan. 2, 1894
Lost through truss swing bridge over the Missouri River on Chicago & North Western Railway at Leavenworth
Removed

MILW - Manning Trestle (Old) (Carroll County, Iowa)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Center Street, West Nishnabota River & Chicago Great Western Railway on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Dubuque Rail Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built 1868, Approach Trusses added 1872, Swing Span Replaced 1896, Rest of Bridge Replaced 1900
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Former Illinois Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Rolling Prairie Trail - Shell Rock River Bridge (Butler County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Shell Rock River on Rolling Prairie Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Russell White Nature Trail - Raccoon River Bridge (Carroll County, Iowa)
Built 1911
Deck plate girder bridge over Raccoon River on trail
Open to pedestrians

Sakatah Singing Hills Trail - Cannon River Bridge (Rice County, Minnesota)
Steel stringer bridge over Cannon River on Sakatah Singing Hills Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Sakatah Singing Hills Trail - Stone Culvert (Rice County, Minnesota)
Likely Built 1884
Stone arch bridge over Unnamed Creek on Sakatah Singing Hills Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Union Station (Unbuilt) (Polk County, Iowa)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Des Moines River on Railroads/Passenger Station
Never built

UP - 300th Street Overpass (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1928
Steel stringer bridge over 300th Street on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Drainage Ditch Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Drainage Ditch by Newell St crossing
Open to traffic

UP - Elk Run Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
I-Beam bridge with timber stringer approaches over Elk Run/vehicle path on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Fox River Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Built 1956-1957 for Chicago Great Western RR, pedestrian bridge later added on north side of existing structure
Deck plate girder bridge over Fox River in St Charles on UPRR (formerly CGW RR)
Open

UP - Hoffman Swing Bridge (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1910 for Chicago Great Western
Warren through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - IL31 Overpass (Kane County, Illinois)
Built 1962
Deck plate bridge over IL 31 (Second St) on UPRR spur (formerly CGW RR)
Open to traffic

UP - Kansas River Bridge #1 (Wyandotte County, Kansas)
Built 1904 to replace previous bridge destroyed by 1903 flood
Four-span through truss bridge over Kansas River on the Union Pacific Railroad just north of I-70
Open to single-track railroad traffic

UP - Mississippi River Bridge (St. Paul) (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1913 replacing a swing bridge, raised 1925, rebuilt over Warner Road 1956
Vertical lift bridge over Mississippi River in St. Paul


UP - US-65 SB Overpass (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over US 65 on Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Winnebago River Bridge (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1951 replacing a 4 short span deck plate girder
Deck plate girder bridge over Winnebago River on Railroad
Open to traffic

Wabash/CGW overpass (Nodaway County, Missouri)
Built 1900
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Chicago Great Western Ry. on Wabash, later N&W Railway
No longer exists

Wapsie-Great Western Line Trail - Watson Creek Bridge (Howard County, Iowa)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Watson Creek on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Waverly Rail Trail - Cedar River Bridge (Bremer County, Iowa)
Built 1903; Converted to recreational trail 1997
Deck plate girder bridge over Cedar River on Waverly Rail Trail
Open to pedestrians