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Abandoned UP - Cheslea Creek Trestle

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Abandoned Chelsea Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in March 2015

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BH Photo #317677

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Cheslea Creek on Planned Rail-Trail
Location
Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Planned to become part of a rail-trail
History
Built 1924
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Steel stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.11666, -93.24091   (decimal degrees)
43°06'60" N, 93°14'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/480400/4773798 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hanford
Inventory number
BH 55719 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 7, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • March 8, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • March 5, 2013: Updated by Don Morrison: Corrected stream name
  • March 5, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Don Morrison
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Abandoned UP - Cheslea Creek Trestle
Posted July 7, 2016, by Laura (Laura [dot] Hutzell [at] dot [dot] iowa [dot] gov)

Do you know who owns the bridge? It's splits a farm. Farmer doesn't have ownership.

CGW Cheslea Creek Trestle
Posted March 7, 2013, by Robert Elder's Car

I see what you did there.

CGW Cheslea Creek Trestle
Posted March 6, 2013, by Dave Loggins

... ♫ Please come to Boston for the spring time. ♫ ...

CGW Cheslea Creek Trestle
Posted March 6, 2013, by Robert Elder's Car

Aww, shucks...I prefer Chelsea Creek...

CGW Cheslea Creek Trestle
Posted March 5, 2013, by Don Morrison

Two culverts over Cheslea creek are shown on the NBI to exist on Nettle Avenue, therefore this must be Cheslea Creek and not an unnamed tributary.

Also it is a common mistake for folks to call this Chelsea Creek, but it is in fact, Cheslea Creek.