RI - Chariton River Bridge (Old)
Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013
BH Photo #248383
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.
Length is approximate
- Lost Through truss bridge over Chariton River on former Rock Island Railroad
- Appanoose County, Iowa
- Demolished and replaced by a new bridge
- Bypassed and removed ca. 1945
- - Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- 1 - 118' Through truss
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)
- 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