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CN - Small Stream Trestle

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Looking East

The bridge as viewed looking east towards Independence. At one time, a connecting track branched off right here and there were two bridges over the slough. A Rock Island rail line used to run N/S and cross the IC main just in the background where the trees are, and the connecting track allowed the two railroads to interchange. All of that is now long gone, as the RI line and the connecting track were removed in the 1970s.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in January 2013

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BH Photo #249999

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over small stream on Canadian National Railway
Location
Buchanan County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad (CC)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.47770, -91.90821   (decimal degrees)
42°28'40" N, 91°54'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/589740/4703394 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Independence
Inventory number
BH 55726 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Canadian National Railway", "railroad", "Illinois Central Railroad", "Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad"

Sources 

  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com