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CNW - Mill Creek Stone Arch

Photos 

Mill Creek Stone Arch

East Face

Photo taken by John Marvig in March 2013

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BH Photo #251447

Map 

Description 

Part of the Kate Shelley Railroad Museum

Facts 

Overview
Stone Arch Bridge over Mill Creek on Abandoned C&NW Railroad
Location
Moingona, Boone County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1881, Abandoned 1930
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
8'x12' Stone Arch
Dimensions
Span length: 8.0 ft.
Total length: 8.0 ft.
Also called
Moingona Stone Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.02072, -93.93380   (decimal degrees)
42°01'15" N, 93°56'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/422689/4652497 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boone West
Inventory number
BH 54209 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,226)
Arch (11,272)
Boone County, Iowa (106)
Built 1881 (113)
Built during 1880s (1,649)
Chicago & North Western Railway (1,109)
Closed (2,443)
Deck arch (10,509)
Iowa (5,824)
Moingona, Iowa (3)
Owned by county (18,921)
Railroad (13,231)
Skewed (4,717)
Span length under 25 feet (5,847)
Stone arch (2,676)
Total length under 25 feet (2,028)

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 2, 2015: New photo from Kevin Skow
  • March 31, 2013: New photos from Don Morrison
  • March 27, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Reverted name to name used by Moingona
  • March 26, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • March 26, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • October 30, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected design
  • October 30, 2012: Updated by Don Morrison: adjusted geoposition coordinates
  • October 29, 2012: Added by Don Morrison

Sources 

  • Don Morrison
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com