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Cedar Valley Nature Trail - Evansdale Bridge

Photos 

Pre Flood/2007

Photo taken by John Riley

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BH Photo #236163

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cedar River on Path
Location
Evansdale, Black Hawk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1912; Converted for trail use in 1984; Replaced 2011
Builders
- Gould Construction Co. of Davenport, Iowa
- Thomas Edsall Rust of Saginaw, Michigan (Engineer)
Railroads
- Interurban
- Rail-to-trail
- Waterloo Railroad (WLO)
- Waterloo, Cedar Falls, & Northern Railway (WCFN)
Design
Melan arch
Dimensions
Span length: 510.0 ft.
Total length: 510.0 ft.
Also called
WCFN - Evansdale Bridge
Cedar Valley Nature Trail - Elk Run Bridge
WCFN - Elk Run Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.45866, -92.28264   (decimal degrees)
42°27'31" N, 92°16'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/558981/4700952 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waterloo South
Inventory number
BH 52741 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 27, 2015: New photos from Luke
  • March 14, 2014: New photo from Luke Harden
  • August 1, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Waterloo Railroad"
  • April 13, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builders
  • October 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Interurban"
  • September 20, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added link to an image of the bridge in use by the railroad
  • August 27, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added historical name in alt names section
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 26, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • July 24, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Cedar River (Minnesota-Iowa)"
  • June 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build & lost dates

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