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IANR - West Fork Cedar River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by IANR; Used under Fair Use

BH Photo #291658

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Cedar River on railroad
Location
Black Hawk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1894 Replaced by a modern bridge in 2011
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
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 487.0 ft.
Also called
IANR Bridge# 165.0
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.63339, -92.50603   (decimal degrees)
42°38'00" N, 92°30'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/540500/4720223 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shell Rock
Inventory number
BH 51359 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date; bridge was also not destroyed in 2008, but replaced in 2011 by a modern bridge.
  • February 20, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Iowa Northern Railroad"