Rating:
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Victor Avenue RR Overpass

Photos 

North View

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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BH Photo #251064

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Canadian National Railway on Victor Avenue
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
+42.48084, -91.66736   (decimal degrees)
42°28'51" N, 91°40'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/609531/4704025 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Winthrop
Inventory number
BH 55860 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2013: New video from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • April 10, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • April 3, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Removed category "Skewed"
  • March 22, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Canadian National Railway", "Illinois Central Railroad", "Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad"

Sources 

Comments 

Victor Avenue RR Overpass
Posted March 29, 2013, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

The reason for the marked difference in the tracks is that the Illinois Central railroad wasn't happy with the grade and came through in the 1960s and cut the one track way down. It was the original siding, but was made the main after they cut it down.

Victor Avenue RR Overpass
Posted March 22, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

The grade separation sure is interesting! Must have been a former mainline on one of those tracks!

Victor Avenue RR Overpass
Posted March 22, 2013, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

This is a very cool bridge to visit and offers an amazing view. The bridge crosses the railroad at the crest of a grade and sits very high above the tracks. It's easily one of the highest points in the area and can be seen for miles.