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CNW - Clinton Bridge (West Channel)

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #252010

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bollman through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Railroad
Location
Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa, and Whiteside County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1865; Approaches reconstructed 1874; Drawspan replaced 1887; Approaches reconstructed again 1898; replaced by a new bridge in 1908
Builders
- American Bridge Works of Chicago, Illinois (1874 Whipple Trusses)
- Detroit Bridge Co. of Detroit, Michigan (1887 Drawspan & 1898 Pratts)
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
1865:
1 300' Bollman through truss swing span
1 174' Howe through truss
1 128' Howe through truss
1874:
1 300' Bollman through truss swing span
Whipple Trusses replace Howe trusses
1887:
1 Pinned Pratt through truss swing span
1898
Pinned Pratt trusses replace 1874 Whipples.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 300.0 ft.
Total length: 802.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83641, -90.18372   (decimal degrees)
41°50'11" N, 90°11'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/733844/4635448 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clinton
Inventory number
BH 55028 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2018: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • March 26, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • April 3, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • December 28, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Comments 

CNW Mississippi River Bridge
Posted March 1, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The book in the sources section, where the dates came from, lists several different build dates, including 1898, which is what the cutout actually reads.

CNW Mississippi River Bridge
Posted March 1, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Not true on build dates. Photo shows bridge on right with portal that says 1896

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