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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"

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