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CN - Wapsipinicon River Bridge

Photos 

North Side

Looking West

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in January 2013

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BH Photo #248653

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Waspinicon River on Candian National Railtional Railway
Location
Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1914
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad (CC)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
4 Sp. 65' Through Plate Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 260.0 ft.
Also called
Independence RR Bridge
IC Br. # 252.9
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.47779, -91.90066   (decimal degrees)
42°28'40" N, 91°54'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/590361/4703412 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Independence
Inventory number
BH 55537 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 25, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added info from IC track chart
  • May 5, 2013: New photo from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • April 19, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • February 14, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • February 12, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date from track chart
  • February 12, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Wapsipinicon River"

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Sources 

  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com
  • Luke