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UP - Prairie Creek Bridge #1

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UP Prairie Creek Bridge

View from 23rd Avenue looking east.

Photo taken by Dave King; Taken July 7, 2013

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BH Photo #259247

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Prairie Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Benton County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1918
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 195.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.90537, -92.04577   (decimal degrees)
41°54'19" N, 92°02'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/579144/4639709 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blairstown
Inventory number
BH 57042 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 7, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added Build Date from Track Chart
  • July 8, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Union Pacific Railroad", "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Railroad"
  • July 8, 2013: Added by Dave King

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Comments 

UP Prairie Creek Bridge (1)
Posted August 7, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

According to a 2002 UP track chart, line was relocated in 1918