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Abandoned C&NW - Winnebago River Bridge

Photos 

M&STL Winnebago River Bridge

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2012

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BH Photo #230642

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned warren deck truss bridge over Winnebago River on Abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railway
Location
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1900
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Iowa Central Railway (IAC)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
Design
Warren deck truss (with verticals) with Deck Plate Girder and Trestle approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 208.0 ft.
Also called
M&STL Bridge #63
Iowa Central Winnebago River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.19490, -93.20166   (decimal degrees)
43°11'42" N, 93°12'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/483615/4782478 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mason City
Inventory number
BH 51223 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 27, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • October 11, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added information on the bridge
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • April 25, 2012: New photo from John Marvig
  • April 5, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Iowa Central Railway"
  • March 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago & North Western Railway"
  • February 7, 2012: Added by John Marvig

Sources 

Comments 

M&STL Winnebago River Bridge
Posted April 25, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Since I do not know the bridge build date, but assume 1901, it would have been built by M&STL when Iowa Central was a subsidiary before merging completely...

M&STL Winnebago River Bridge
Posted March 23, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

According to the postcard in the link, the Iowa Central was using the bridge (the M&StL bought the Iowa Central), so could it be that the Iowa Central built this bridge?