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CNW - Brenton Slough Bridge #2

Photos 

Taken from gravel road to the west

Photo taken by Kevin Skow in October 2014

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BH Photo #298366

Map 

Description 

On former rail line between Grimes and Granger. North approach cut off by a stream and the south approach is basically inaccessible due to vegetation growth. Bridge sits on private land with many no trespassing signs.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Brenton Slough on Chicago & North Western Railway
Location
Dallas County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1890s (?); abandoned 1980s
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.73500, -93.82101   (decimal degrees)
41°44'06" N, 93°49'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/431724/4620679 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grimes
Inventory number
BH 63340 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2016: New photos from Lee Smith
  • October 5, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Chicago & North Western Railway",
  • October 5, 2014: Added by Kevin Skow

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