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RRVT - Old G Avenue Bridge

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Photo taken by Dave Darby

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Description 

Doubled up deck girders, likely built using relocated pieces.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Former G Avenue and Unnamed Creek on Raccoon River Valley Trail
Location
Dallas County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.0 ft.
Total length: 70.0 ft.
Also called
MILW Bridge #Y-72
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.59720, -94.16571   (decimal degrees)
41°35'50" N, 94°09'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/402851/4605711 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Redfield
Inventory number
BH 55609 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2018: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 29, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • February 21, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

RRVT - Unnamed Stream Bridge
Posted October 28, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this bridge today. It is apparent that this is an early deck girder span, however it has been heavily modified and a second set of girders added to “double up” the structure. Based on the railroad, the late 1910s substructures and the very early girders, it is also likely it was relocated to this location. The structure also bears some resemblance to this structure, which was built in 1879 (confirmed by railroad documents):

http://bridgehunter.com/mn/fillmore/bh36297/

Further research will be conducted. Unfortunately, this bridge was demoted as a Y-series bridge, which the Milwaukee Road Archives has had little to no luck on finding information.