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Chicago & North Western Railway

Reporting mark: CNW
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"Polly "L"" Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898 for Metropolitan West Side Elevated; route abandoned 1964
Camelback through truss bridge over UP RR (formerly C&NW RR) on an Abandoned Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad line
Abandoned

14th Road C&NW Bridge (Marquette County, Wisconsin)
Built 1940
Timber stringer bridge over Union Pacific Railroad (Formerly Chicago & Northwestern Railway) on 14th Road in Town of Monroe
Open to traffic

3 Rivers Trail - 1st Avenue Overpass (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1901
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 1st Avenue on Trail
Open to pedestrians

3 Rivers Trail - Boone River Bridge (Wright County, Iowa)
Bridge over Boone River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

3 Rivers Trail - East Fork Des Moines River Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1902
Deck plate girder bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

3 Rivers Trail - Field Road Overpass (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed Stream & Road on 3 Rivers Trail
Open to pedestrians only

3 Rivers Trail - IA-3 Overpass (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1956
Steel stringer bridge over IA3 on 3 Rivers Trail
Open to pedestrians only

3 Rivers Trail - Keystone Bridge (Pocahontas County, Iowa)
Built 1903
Stone arch bridge over Crooked Creek on Three Rivers Trail
Open to pedestrians only

3 Rivers Trail - Pilot Creek Bridge (Pocahontas County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Pilot Creek on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

3 Rivers Trail - Unnamed Stream Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Unnamed Stream on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

3 Rivers Trail - Unnamed Tributary of Pilot Creek (Pocahontas County, Iowa)
Pony plate girder bridge over Crooked Creek on 3 Rivers Trail
Open to traffic

3 Rivers Trail - West Fork Des Moines River Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

3 Rivers Trail Overpass (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1917
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 3 Rivers Trail on 3 Rivers Trail
Open to pedestrians

400 Trail - Baraboo River Bridge #1 (Juneau County, Wisconsin)
Deck plate girder bridge over Baraboo River on The "400" State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

400 Trail - Baraboo River Bridge #10 (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Baraboo River on The "400" State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

400 Trail - Baraboo River Bridge #2 (Juneau County, Wisconsin)
Built 1899
Deck plate girder bridge over Baraboo River on The "400" State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

400 Trail - Baraboo River Bridge #3 (Juneau County, Wisconsin)
Built 1899
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Baraboo River on The "400" State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

400 Trail - Baraboo River Bridge #4 (Juneau County, Wisconsin)
Through Girder Bridge over Baraboo River on The "400" State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

400 Trail - Baraboo River Bridge #5 (Juneau County, Wisconsin)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Baraboo River on The "400" State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

400 Trail - Baraboo River Bridge #6 (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Baraboo River on The "400" State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

400 Trail - Baraboo River Bridge #7 (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Baraboo River on The "400" State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

400 Trail - Baraboo River Bridge #8 (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Baraboo River on The "400" State Trail
Open to traffic

400 Trail - Baraboo River Bridge #9 (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Baraboo River on The "400" State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Abandoned C&NW - 13th Street Overpass (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1930
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over 13th Street NE on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Derelict/abandoned

Abandoned C&NW - Deer Creek Bridge (Washington County, Nebraska)
Built 1899
Stone arch bridge over Deer Creek on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Intact but closed to all traffic

Abandoned C&NW - Elm Drive Overpass (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1920
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Elm Drive on Abandoned C&NW Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Abandoned C&NW - Little Vermilion River Arch (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Abandoned deck arch bridge over Tributary of Little Vermilion River on Former C&N.W RR-line removed
Derelict/abandoned

Abandoned C&NW - Moquito Brook Bridge (Sawyer County, Wisconsin)
Built 1892
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Mosquito Brook on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned

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 C&NW - Willow Creek Bridge (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1904
Deck plate girder bridge over Willow Creek on Abandoned C&NW Railway
Abandoned

Abandoned C&NW - Winnebago River Bridge (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1900
Abandoned warren deck truss bridge over Winnebago River on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Abandoned

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 CN - West Twin River Swing Bridge (Manitowoc County, Wisconsin)
Built 1899
Abandoned through truss bridge over West Twin River on Abandoned
Abandoned

Abandoned CNW - Cameron Ditch Tributary Arch (Washington County, Nebraska)
Built 1914
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Tributary of Cameron Ditch on Private Road (Former C&NW Railway)
Abandoned

Abandoned CNW - Cottonwood River Bridge (Brown County, Minnesota)
Built 1924
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Cottonwood River on Abandoned CNW Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Abandoned CNW - Fox River Bridge (Kane County, Illinois)
Built 1924, Using a Relocated Truss
Abandoned lattice through truss bridge over Fox River in Carpentersville on C&NW RR
Abandoned

Abandoned CNW - Indian Creek Bridge (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Indian Creek on Railroad
Abandoned

Abandoned CNW - Kinnickinnic River Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1940
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Kinnickinnic River on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Abandoned CNW - State Street Overpass (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1930
Pony/through plate girder bridge over E. State Street on Abandoned C&NW Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Abandoned EE- Split Rock Creek Bridge (Minnehaha County, South Dakota)
Built 1891
Abandoned lattice through truss bridge over Split Rock Creek on Abandoned Ellis & Eastern Railroad
Abandoned

Abandoned RCP&E - Redwater River Bridge (Butte County, South Dakota)
Built 1910
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Redwater River on Abandoned Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

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

Abandoned UP - Forest Street Overpass #1 (Eau Claire County, Wisconsin)
Built 1918, Removed 2017
Steel stringer bridge over Forest Street on Abandoned Union Pacific Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Abandoned UP - Forest Street Overpass #2 (Eau Claire County, Wisconsin)
Built 1918, Removed 2017
Steel stringer bridge over Forest Street on Abandoned Union Pacific Railroad
Removed but not replaced

Abandoned UP - Red Cedar River Bridge (Dunn County, Wisconsin)
Built 1893, Approaches Rebuilt 1905
Abandoned 2-span Quadrangular Warren through truss bridge over Red Cedar River on Abandoned Union Pacific
Abandoned

AE&C/CNW Overpass (Du Page County, Illinois)
Built 1902; replaced 1907 by current bridge
Lost Pony truss bridge over C&NW RR on AE&C RR (later CA&E RR)
Replaced by a new bridge

B&SV - Bass Point High Bridge (Boone County, Iowa)
Built 1913
Deck girder bridge over Bass Point Creek on Boone & Scenic Valley (former FtDDM&S) Railroad northeast of Logansport
Open to traffic

Barker Island Bridge (E) (Marathon County, Wisconsin)
Built 1913
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wisconsin River on Pedestrian trail
Open to pedestrians

Beloit River Walk Bridge (Rock County, Wisconsin)
Built 1911
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Rock River on Beloit River Walk
Open to pedestrians only

Benning Stone Arch (Blue Earth County, Minnesota)
Ca. 1871
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Unnamed Creek on Abandoned Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

BN - Sioux City High Bridge (Woodbury County, Iowa)
Built 1888; Replaced 1982
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Missouri River on Burlington Northern Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

BNSF - Nemo Rd Overpass (Warren County, Illinois)
Built 1907
Bridge over Nemo Rd (abandoned) on BNSF (former AT&SF) Rwy
Open

BNSF/UP Overpass (Peoria County, Illinois)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over UPRR (former C&NW) on BNSF (former Sante Fe) Railroad
Open

BNSF/UP Overpass (Whiteside County, Illinois)
Built 1904
Plate girder bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on BNSF Railway
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

Bridge No. L-3040 (Scott County, Minnesota)
Built 1878 for C&NW, bypassed 1906, replaced 2007
Stone arch bridge over an unnamed creek on Chatfield Drive
Replaced by a new bridge

Broadway Line - Indian Creek Bridge (Pottawattamie County, Iowa)
North Track Built Ca. 1901, South Track Built 1936
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Indian Creek on Local Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Brooke Street Trail Bridge (Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin)
Built 1901
Pony/through plate girder bridge over E. Branch Fond Du Lac River on Brooke Street Pedestrian Trail
Open to traffic

C&NW - Big Rib River Bridge (Marathon County, Wisconsin)
Construction of this bridge was completed in early 1921 by the C&NW railway. It replaced a combination wood tressel/through truss bridge built by the Milwaukee, Lakeshore, and Western railroad in 1891 when the line was originally laid.
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Big Rib River on former Chicago and Northwestern Railway
Abandoned

C&NW - Bridge #315 (Blue Earth County, Minnesota)
Built 1886
Stone arch bridge over Unnamed Creek on Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

C&NW - Bridge #419 (Bayfield County, Wisconsin)
Built 1891
Abandoned double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Unnamed Valley on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW - Bridge #424 (Nicollet County, Minnesota)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Unnamed Creek on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW - Bridge #601 (Kane County, Illinois)
Built 1912
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Former Wellington Avenue on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW - Bridge #855 (Converse County, Wyoming)
Stone arch bridge over Unnamed Creek on Chicago & North Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW - Denomie Creek Arch (Ashland County, Wisconsin)
Built Ca. 1886
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Denomie Creek on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW - Diamond Creek High Trestle (Bayfield County, Wisconsin)
Built 1889
Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Diampnd Creek on Local Trail (Former C&NW Railway)
Open to pedestrians only

C&NW - Fivemile Creek Bridge (Clark County, Wisconsin)
Built 1893
Abandoned double Pratt pony truss bridge over Fivemile Creek on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW - Fox River Chute Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Built 1916 upon the opening of a new Paper Mill
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Fox River Channel on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW - Little Wind River Bridge (Fremont County, Wyoming)
Erected 1927 using parts fabricated in 1883
Whipple through truss bridge over Little Wind River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Removed but not replaced

C&NW - Namekagon River Bridge (Cable) (Bayfield County, Wisconsin)
Built 1893
Abandoned double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Namekagon River on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Open to ATVs

C&NW - Namekagon River Bridge (Hayward) (Sawyer County, Wisconsin)
Built 1892
Abandoned quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Namekagon River on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW - Tenmile Creek Bridge (St. Croix County, Wisconsin)
Deck plate girder bridge over Tenmile Creek on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Intact but closed to all traffic

C&NW - White River Bridge (Bayfield County, Wisconsin)
Built 1889
Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over White River on Local Trail (Former C&NW Railway)
Open to pedestrians only

C&NW / KCS Bridge (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Built 1912
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over KCS Rwy & Inductrial Dr on Abandoned C&NW Rwy
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW Blue Earth River Bridge (Blue Earth County, Minnesota)
Built 1899 during a line change, removed 1979
Lost Lattice deck truss bridge over Blue Earth River on Former C&NW RR
Removed but not replaced

C&NW Bridge #371 (Nicollet County, Minnesota)
Built 1871
Abandoned stone culvert bridge over Unamed Creek on Abandoned C&NW Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW Nippersink Creek Bridge (Walworth County, Wisconsin)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Nippersink Creek on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern RR
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW Overpass (Rock County, Minnesota)
Built 1890; Removed in 1995; Road is now abandoned
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Chicago & Northwestern Railway on Twp.
Removed

CA&E/EJ&E Overpass (Du Page County, Illinois)
Built 1909; Removed ca. 1938
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway & Chicago & North Western Railway on Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Cedar Lake Trail Bridge - Minnehaha Creek Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1900
Deck plate girder bridge over Minnehaha Creek on Cedar Lake Trail
Open to pedestrians only

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 - 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, abandoned 1988
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 - 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 - 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 - East Branch Buffalo Creek Bridge (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1980, removed 1980s
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over East Branch Buffalo Creek on former Chicago Great Western, later Chicago & North Western Railway
Demolished

CGW - East Fork Wapsipinicon River Bridge (Chickasaw County, Iowa)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over East Fork 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 - Grand River Bridge (Union County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1908
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Grand River on Railroad (CGW)
Abandoned

CGW - Iowa River Bottoms Trestle #1 (Marshall County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1988, removed ca. 1989
Timber stringer bridge over Iowa River Bottoms on former Chicago Great Western, later Chicago & North Western Railway
Demolished