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Waverly Rail Trail - Cedar River Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Taken from a nearby city park. JS

Photo taken by Jason Smith in December 2007

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BH Photo #113008

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Cedar River on Waverly Rail Trail
Location
Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1903; Converted to recreational trail 1997
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Cedar Valley Railroad (CVAR)
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 505.0 ft.
Also called
CGW Cedar River Bridge
Rolling Prairie Trail - Cedar River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.72908, -92.46910   (decimal degrees)
42°43'45" N, 92°28'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/543462/4730866 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waverly
Inventory number
BH 36368 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 12, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Cedar Valley Railroad"
  • August 12, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added Dimensions, Corrected # of Spans
  • August 9, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected build date & added builder
  • January 28, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • January 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
  • April 12, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated GPS and updated bridge data
  • March 18, 2008: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • City of Waverly Rail Trail Website - History and information about the 7.5 mile Waverly Rail Trail
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Image - CVAR Star Clipper Dinner Train

Comments 

Waverly Railroad Bridge
Posted February 10, 2009, by Quinn Phelan (qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net)

I found this bridge today. The weather was a bit better - but notice how the grass still hasn't grown back after last years floods.