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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 Three Rivers Trail
Open to pedestrians

3 Rivers Trail - Boone River Bridge (Wright County, Iowa)
Built 1902
Deck plate girder Bridge over Boone River on Three Rivers 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)
Built 1924
Deck plate girder bridge over Pilot Creek on Three Rivers Trail
Open to pedestrians only

3 Rivers Trail - Unnamed Stream Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1913
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)
Built 1902, Lengthened 1917
Deck plate girder bridge over W. Fork Des Moines River on Three Rivers 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)
Built 1899
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)
Built 1899
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)
Built 1899
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)
Built 1899
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)
Built 1899
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)
Built 1899
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)
Built 1899
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Baraboo River on The "400" State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

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

Al's Way Bike Path - Deer Creek Bridge (Converse County, Wyoming)
Built 1915
Deck plate girder bridge over Deer Creek and Town Park Road on Al's Way Bike Path
Open to traffic

B Avenue Overpass (Tama County, Iowa)
Built ca. 1920
Pony truss bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on B Avenue
Open to traffic

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

Badger State Trail - Cannonball Path Overpass (Dane County, Wisconsin)
Built 1887
Deck plate girder bridge over Cannonball Path on Badger State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Barker Island Bridge (E) (Marathon County, Wisconsin)
Built 1908, using pieces fabricated 1899 and 1900
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)
Built 1880
Stone arch bridge over Tributary of Minnesota River on Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail along Abandoned C&NW
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 1904, Remodeled for double track 1907
Through Plate Girder Bridge over Nemo Rd (abandoned) on BNSF (former AT&SF) Rwy
Open

BNSF - RCP&E Crossing (Lyon County, Minnesota)
Built 1902
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF/UP Overpass (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1902, Widened 1910
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; Rehabilitated 2018
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)
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 1910
Pony/through plate girder bridge over E. Branch Fond Du Lac River on Brooke Street Pedestrian Trail
Open to traffic

C&NW - Bear Creek Bridge #2 (Barron County, Wisconsin)
Built 1892, Replaced Ca. 1920
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Bear Creek on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

C&NW - Bear Creek Bridge #3 (Barron County, Wisconsin)
Built 1892, Replaced Ca. 1915
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Bear Creek on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

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 - 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 - Blue Earth River Bridge (Old Line) (Blue Earth County, Minnesota)
Lost Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Blue Earth River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Removed but not replaced

C&NW - Blue Earth River Bridge (Old) (Blue Earth County, Minnesota)
Built 1891
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Blue Earth River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

C&NW - Bridge #1599 (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Stone arch bridge over Drainage on Oak Leaf Trail
Open to pedestrians only

C&NW - Bridge #371 (Nicollet County, Minnesota)
Built 1899
Abandoned stone culvert bridge over Unamed Creek on abandoned C&NW Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

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 #766 (Sioux County, Nebraska)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Niobrara River 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 - Bridge #D-426 (Clark County, South Dakota)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Tributary of Timber Creek on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW - Bridge #D-427 (Clark County, South Dakota)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Tributary of Timber Creek on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW - Bridge #D-428 (Clark County, South Dakota)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Tributary of Timber Creek on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW - Denomie Creek Arch (Ashland County, Wisconsin)
Built 1893
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 - Elm Drive Overpass (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1902
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Elm Drive on Abandoned C&NW Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

C&NW - Fox River Bridge (Old) (Kane County, Illinois)
Built 1883, Replaced 1920
Lost Lattice deck truss bridge over Fox River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

C&NW - Fox River Chute Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Built 1937 to replace an older pony truss bridge
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Fox River Channel on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW - Lake Wissota Bridge (Chippewa County, Wisconsin)
Built 1916
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Lake Wissota on Chicago & North Western Railway
Superstructure replaced

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 1891
Abandoned quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Namekagon River on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW - North Platte River Bridge (Converse County, Wyoming)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over North Platte Rivr on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned, partially removed

C&NW - Old US 54 Bridge (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Old US 54/Former Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis Railway on Abandoned C&NW Rwy
Derelict/abandoned

C&NW - Red Cedar River Bridge (Old) (Barron County, Wisconsin)
Built 1893
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Red Cedar River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

C&NW - Redstone Creek Bridge (Miner County, South Dakota)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Redstone Creek on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Derelict/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

C&NW - Stream Bridge (Rock County, Wisconsin)
Deck plate girder bridge over Stream on C&NW Railroad


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

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 - Willow Creek Bridge (East) (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built unknown, Abandoned and Sent to Clear Lake 1983
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Willow Creek on Chicago & North Western Railway Spur
Open to traffic

C&NW - Winnebago River Bridge (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Built 1901/2
Abandoned warren deck truss bridge over Winnebago River on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Abandoned

C&NW Bridge #2544 (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Built 1902
Stone arch bridge over Drainage on Three Rivers Trail
Open to pedestrians only

C&NW Bridge #S-1662 (Cherokee County, Iowa)
Removed Ca. 1965
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Tributary of West Fork Little Sioux River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

C&NW Bridge #S-1665 (Cherokee County, Iowa)
Closed Spandrel Arch Bridge over Tributary of West Fork Little Sioux River on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Intact but closed to all traffic

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 - 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

Cerro Gordo County Trail - Meservey Stone Arch (Cerro Gordo County, Iowa)
Stone arch bridge over Unnamed Creek on Cerro Gordo County Trail
Open to pedestrians only

CGW - 102 River Bridge (Andrew County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over One Hundred and Two River on Chicago Great Western Railway
No longer exists

CGW - Beaver Creek Bridge (Worth County, Iowa)
Built 1907
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 #F262 (Polk County, Iowa)
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)
Lost Concrete Arch bridge over Unnamed Creek on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Collapsed

CGW - Cedar River Bridge (Otranto, New) (Mitchell County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1981, removed 1980s
Lost Deck Plate Girder bridge over Cedar River on former Chicago Great Western, later Chicago & North Western Railway
Demolished

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)
Deck plate girder bridge over Clanton Creek on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Abandoned

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

CGW - Deer Creek Bridge (Worth County, Iowa)
Abandoned 1981
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Deer Creek on former Chicago Great Western, later Chicago & North Western Railway
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed

CGW - Des Moines River Bridge (Polk County, Iowa)
Built Ca. 1900, 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