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RI - Chariton River Bridge (Old)

Photos 

East Pier

North View

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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BH Photo #248383

Map 

Description 

This bridge was constructed on the Rock Island's original Golden State Route through SE Iowa. In the mid 1940s, the railroad undertook a large construction project to rebuild the line. Several new sections of track were built that reduced curves and grades and shortened the line by several miles. The original Chariton River Bridge fell victim to this project, being bypassed by a new line segment from Floris to Centerville that crossed the Chariton River a few miles south. This new bridge remains in service today with the APNC RR.

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Length is approximate

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Chariton River on former Rock Island Railroad
Location
Appanoose County, Iowa
Status
Demolished and replaced by a new bridge
History
Bypassed and removed ca. 1945
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
1 - 118' Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 118.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.73710, -92.80117   (decimal degrees)
40°44'14" N, 92°48'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/516788/4509592 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Centerville East
Inventory number
BH 55503 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 16, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • March 14, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Edited photo order and descriptions, and added more information about bridge.
  • February 9, 2013: Added by Dylan VanAntwerp

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