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Cedar Valley Nature Trail - McFarlane Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Bryan Wilkins

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BH Photo #234181

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cedar River on Cedar Valley Nature Trail
Location
Black Hawk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1912
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
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Total length: 700.0 ft.
Also called
Cedar Valley Nature Trail - McFarland Bridge
McFarlane Bridge
McFarland Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.31554, -92.13380   (decimal degrees)
42°18'56" N, 92°08'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/571381/4685174 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Porte City
Inventory number
BH 52743 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 27, 2015: New photos from Luke
  • August 1, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Waterloo Railroad"
  • October 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Interurban"
  • October 3, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Replacement is underway
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 24, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Cedar River (Minnesota-Iowa)"
  • June 27, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • June 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date

Comments 

McFarlane Bridge
Posted August 10, 2012, by Mark Milat (mmilat2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I don't suppose they considered re-using any of the numerous abandon truss bridges located through out Iowa? A little re-hab, a few new piers.......

McFarlane Bridge
Posted June 25, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)