Rating:
6 votes

RI - Rock Creek Bridge

Photos 

RI Rock Creek Stone Arch

Photo taken by Dave King; Taken July 4, 2013

Enlarge

BH Photo #258853

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Rock Creek on former Railroad
Location
Cedar County, Iowa
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1890 by BCR&N, taken over by Rock Island, Abandoned 1940, Partially washed out ca. 1944
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Davenport, Iowa & Dakota Railroad (DI&D)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.77227, -91.18324   (decimal degrees)
41°46'20" N, 91°10'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/650997/4626086 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tipton West
Inventory number
BH 55176 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 20, 2016: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: added railroad history
  • July 4, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • January 10, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

Comments 

RI Rock Creek Stone Arch
Posted January 11, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

I'm gonna take a shot in the dark and say what remains is just an approach span, and the main span was likley a deck plate girder