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IANR - Bear Creek Bridge

Photos 

One Line Only Now

Looks like it used to have a second line at some point.

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in April 2009

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BH Photo #136541

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Western three spans built 1902 at "Bridge #1688", unknown location.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Bear creek on Iowa Northern Railway in Shellsburg, IA
Location
Shellsburg, Benton County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
East 3 spans built 1902, west 3 spans built 1902 and relocated here 1959
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Iowa Northern Railway (IANR)
Design
Deck plate girder supported by limestone block piers
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 240.0 ft.
Also called
IANR Bridge #111.2
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.09214, -91.86883   (decimal degrees)
42°05'32" N, 91°52'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/593546/4660625 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shellsburg
Inventory number
BH 42213 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 4, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added information
  • August 29, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway"
  • August 15, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 13, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added dimensions
  • June 7, 2013: Updated by Dave King: Added builder
  • May 11, 2013: New photo from Dave King
  • October 5, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date(s) & alt name
  • October 4, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed name
  • February 13, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Iowa Northern Railroad"
  • April 10, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Location
  • April 4, 2009: Added by Quinn Phelan

Sources 

  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Flickr - Image
  • Luke
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com