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SIRy - Cooper Creek Trestle

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Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Cooper Creek on former Southern Industrial RR/Southern Iowa Rwy
Location
Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1910; Removed ca. 1966
Railroads
- Centerville, Albia, & Southern Railway (CA&S)
- Interurban
- Iowa Southern Utilities/Southern Industrial Railroad (ISU)
- Southern Iowa Railway (SIRy)
Design
Timber stringer
Also called
Southern Iowa Rwy Cooper Creek Trestle
Southern Industrial RR Cooper Creek Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74593, -92.88587   (decimal degrees)
40°44'45" N, 92°53'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/509635/4510559 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Centerville West
Inventory number
BH 58938 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 10, 2015: Updated by Luke: GPS fix per forum comment
  • September 9, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • December 6, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Southern Iowa Railway", "Southern Industrial Railroad", "railroad", "interurban"

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Comments 

SIRy - Cooper Creek Trestle
Posted September 10, 2015, by Luke

Thank you, Tim.

SIRy - Cooper Creek Trestle
Posted September 10, 2015, by tim c (timothycourtney [at] gmail [dot] com)

Think the location point on the map may be slightly off. This likely looks like could be the bridge on the branch that went into downtown Centerville crossing Cooper Creek, and not the branch that was the CBQ transfer over Cooper Creek as the google map suggests.

SIRR Cooper Creek Trestle
Posted December 6, 2013, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

Looks like this bridge was a timber stringer, but available imagery is not precise enough to pin it down for sure.