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RI - Waspinicon River Bridge (Independence, Old)

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #251168

Map 

Description 

First-ever site of a Thatcher Truss.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Thacher through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Railroad
Location
Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1881
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
Thacher through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.48105, -91.90596   (decimal degrees)
42°28'52" N, 91°54'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/589920/4703769 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Independence
Inventory number
BH 55872 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway"
  • March 23, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge is lost
  • March 22, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

RI Wapsipinicon River Bridge (Old)
Posted March 23, 2013, by Don Morrison

Open to traffic? Boats, perhaps?