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Rolling Prairie Trail - Shell Rock River Bridge

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Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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BH Photo #239703

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Shell Rock River on Rolling Prairie Trail
Location
Butler County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1900, abandoned for rail usage 1998, subsequently converted to trail usage, severely damaged by arson 2008, reopened 2011
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
- Rail-to-trail
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Also called
CGW - Shell Rock River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.78022, -92.68848   (decimal degrees)
42°46'49" N, 92°41'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/525481/4736455 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clarksville
Inventory number
BH 53582 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Union Pacific Railroad"
  • December 8, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Chicago & North Western Railway"
  • March 14, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 10, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • September 21, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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