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Cedar Valley Nature Trail - Wolf Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Chris Guenzler

BH Photo #239716

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Wolf Creek on Trail
Location
La Porte City, Black Hawk County, Iowa
Status
Closed
History
Built ca 1914, Converted for trail use in 1984
Builder
- Gould Construction Co. of Davenport, Iowa
Railroads
- Interurban
- Rail-to-trail
- 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 

  • 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!