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RI - Fox River Bridge

Photos 

East Abutment

Looking down the old ROW towards the west. The east bridge abutment can barely be seen. The old bridge site is heavily overgrown.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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BH Photo #248158

Map 

Description 

All lengths are approximate

Facts 

Overview
Lost DPG bridge over Center Branch Fox River on former Rock Island Railroad
Location
Davis County, Iowa
Status
Bridge removed, piers and abutments remaining
History
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
1 - 50' Deck plate girder
2 - 40' Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 130.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.76924, -92.63012   (decimal degrees)
40°46'09" N, 92°37'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/531216/4513206 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Unionville
Inventory number
BH 55348 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • January 27, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "Railroad"

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