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IANR - Mud Creek Stone Arch

Photos 

Photo taken by Peter Shaw in May 2012

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BH Photo #231873

Map 

Description 

Build date comes from Report to Railroad Commissioners of Iowa, 1884

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Mud Creek & 59th Street Dr. on Iowa Northern Railroad
Location
Vinton, Benton County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1884
Builders
- Cedar Valley Quarry of Cedar Valley, Iowa (Extractor)
- Elmer J.C. Bealer of Cedar Valley, Iowa (Stonemason)
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Iowa Northern Railroad (IANR)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Concrete-encased stone arch
Dimensions
Total length: 115.0 ft.
Also called
Vinton Mud Creek Stone Arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.16000, -92.00114   (decimal degrees)
42°09'36" N, 92°00'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/582515/4668024 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vinton
Inventory number
BH 51954 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 22, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • March 8, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 5, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added Build Date
  • August 15, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 13, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added dimensions
  • June 29, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • January 3, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"
  • July 30, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • May 12, 2012: New photo from Peter Shaw
  • April 4, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Union Pacific Railroad", "Iowa Northern Railroad"

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Peter Shaw - shaw_peter [at] mchsi [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com