Rating:
No votes cast

RI - Otter Creek Trestle

Photos 

East View

Standing on Hwy 150 looking east at the former bridge site. The old ROW ran N/S along the highway, and the old stumps of the bridge can be seen poking up out of the creek bed in the background.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in June 2013

Enlarge

BH Photo #255737

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge over branch of Otter Creek on former Rock Island RR
Location
Buchanan County, Iowa
Status
Demolished
History
Line abandoned 1976, bridge removed shortly thereafter
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
6 Panel Open Deck Pile Trestle
Also called
Rock Island Bridge #471
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.58437, -91.90440   (decimal degrees)
42°35'04" N, 91°54'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/589900/4715243 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hazleton
Inventory number
BH 56512 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added info from track chart
  • June 8, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "railroad", "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway"

Sources 

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