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RRVT - Raccoon River Bridge (Perry)

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Raccoon River Trail Bridge

From East Bank

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2013

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BH Photo #258577

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over Raccoon River on Raccoon River Valley Trail
Location
Perry, Dallas County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1913, converted to trail use 2009
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Rail-to-trail
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
2 span Warren pony truss with deck plate girder and wooden stringer approaches. Bridge is two tracks, concrete deck paved over one. A stone pier from the former bridge still exists on the west bank
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 110.0 ft.
Total length: 912.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.84208, -94.14452   (decimal degrees)
41°50'31" N, 94°08'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/404978/4632875 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dawson
Inventory number
BH 54376 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 4, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 1, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • November 9, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • November 9, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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