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CN - Cedar River Bridge

Photos 

Looking North

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in January 2009

Enlarge

BH Photo #131512

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on Canadian National Railway in Cedar Falls
Location
Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1899
Builder
- American Bridge Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad (CC)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- Iowa Northern Railroad (IANR)
Design
Three span Pratt through truss rail bridge over the Cedar River in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 148.0 ft.
Total length: 444.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.53950, -92.44580   (decimal degrees)
42°32'22" N, 92°26'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/545507/4709827 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Falls
Inventory number
BH 38492 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • May 31, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 2, 2015: New photos from Dave King
  • February 21, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • November 1, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 16, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added Builder
  • August 13, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • December 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date.
  • April 7, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad", "Illinois Central Railroad"
  • March 12, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • March 10, 2012: Updated by Owen McCormick: Added category "Canadian National Railway"
  • December 5, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • April 11, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added GPS and Street View
  • January 9, 2009: Added by Quinn Phelan

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Owen McCormick
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

CN - Cedar River Bridge
Posted September 24, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Uh, oh...

There are some nice bowstrings in this part of Iowa. I have done some bridgehunting in the area back in the day...

CN - Cedar River Bridge
Posted September 24, 2016, by Anonymous
Canadian National Railway bridge Over Cedar River
Posted June 15, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Time for a snow-free look at the other end.