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D&W - Wapsi Backwaters Trestle

Photos 

Trackside

Looking SW down the tracks towards the bridge. This railroad line was once one of four Chicago and Great Western mainlines that radiated from Oelwein, IA, which is NE of here. This particular line once ran all the way to Kansas City and hosted high speed passenger trains and long freights. Now it is just a humble branch line from Waterloo to Oelwein.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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BH Photo #249350

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Old Wapsinicon River Channel on D&W Railroad
Location
Black Hawk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
- D&W Railroad (D&W)
- Iowa Northern Railway (IANR)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Timber stringer
Also called
IANR - Wapsi Backwaters Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.59656, -92.12251   (decimal degrees)
42°35'48" N, 92°07'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/571989/4716387 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Littleton
Inventory number
BH 55600 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Chicago Great Western Railway", "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Union Pacific Railroad", "Iowa Northern Railroad", "D&W Railroad"

Sources 

  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com