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CN - Buffalo Creek Trestle

Photos 

North View

A CSX C40-8 leads a fellow SD40-2 and a CN SD70M-2 on a long unit ethanol train heading east.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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BH Photo #249390

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Buffalo Creek on Canadian National Railway
Location
Buchanan County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1952
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad (CC)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
32'H X 321'L Ballasted Deck Pile Trestle
Dimensions
Total length: 321.0 ft.
Also called
IC Br. #243.4
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.47344, -91.72098   (decimal degrees)
42°28'24" N, 91°43'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/605137/4703136 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Winthrop
Inventory number
BH 55602 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 27, 2016: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • September 6, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: added info from IC track chart
  • May 5, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • March 22, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • February 20, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date from track chart
  • February 20, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Canadian National Railway", "Illinois Central Railroad", "Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad", "railroad"

Sources 

Comments 

CN - Buffalo Creek Trestle
Posted November 15, 2016, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

Does anybody know of any larger timber pile trestles in the state of Iowa, not counting approach trestles? I believe this is probably the largest timber pile bridge left on the CN's Ex-IC Iowa lines, and it might even be the largest stand alone timber bridge in the state. Very few of these larger pile bridges are left, since most of them were replaced by steel bridges, or the lines they were on have been abandoned.