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UP - East Branch Boyer River Bridge

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Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

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Overview
Quadrangular Lattice Through Truss Bridge over Boyer River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Denison, Crawford County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement in Fall 2021 unless marketing is successful.
History
Built 1902 as double track bridge; third track and third truss line added in 1910.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 170.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.00934, -95.36016   (decimal degrees)
42°00'34" N, 95°21'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/304559/4653507 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Denison
Inventory number
BH 49591 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 27, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • March 21, 2020: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • October 19, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 18, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 2, 2014: New photo from Luke
  • November 10, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • November 9, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • March 31, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed this entry from a redundant entry to a completely new entry for an unlisted bridge.
  • September 12, 2011: Updated by Jason Smith: Bridge is a Warren through truss

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UP - East Branch Boyer River Bridge
Posted April 27, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Another historic railroad truss about to hit the scrapyard.

https://dbrnews.com/news/railroad-bridge-in-denison-to-be-re...