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Cedar Valley Nature Trail - Wolf Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Chris Guenzler

BH Photo #239716

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Wolf Creek on Trail
Location
La Porte City, Black Hawk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca 1914, Converted for trail use in 1984
Railroads
- Interurban
- Waterloo Railroad (WLO)
- Waterloo, Cedar Falls, & Northern Railway (WCFN)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.0 ft.
Total length: 280.0 ft.
Also called
WCFN - Wolf Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.31810, -92.19035   (decimal degrees)
42°19'05" N, 92°11'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/566718/4685412 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Porte City
Inventory number
BH 53578 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 3, 2021: Updated by Luke: BRIDGE HAS BEEN DEMOLISHED
  • January 4, 2020: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 9, 2018: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 1, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Waterloo Railroad"
  • October 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added likely build date
  • October 1, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • September 21, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • September 20, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

Comments 

Cedar Valley Nature Trail - Big Creek Bridge
Posted November 27, 2015, by Luke

Again, it's no problem at all. :')

Cedar Valley Nature Trail - Big Creek Bridge
Posted November 27, 2015, by Dan Nichols (Jinkslingr [at] aol [dot] com)

Luke, today I got to see every bridge built by my great-grandfather George A. Gould in the Cedar Valley area of Iowa. I could not have done it without your work. Thank you again.

Cedar Valley Nature Trail - Big Creek Bridge
Posted November 7, 2015, by Luke

Dan, it's no problem at all. :')

Cedar Valley Nature Trail - Big Creek Bridge
Posted November 7, 2015, by Dan Nichols (Jinkslingr [at] aol [dot] com)

I am very glad to see the updated information for the Gould Construction Company. George A. Gould was my great-grandfather. I appreciate the photos very much. Thank you!