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Wabash - West Jefferson Street Overpass

Photo 

Historic photo

Photo provided by Rudy Evans

BH Photo #410178

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge over W. Jefferson St. on Wabash, later N&W Railway
Location
Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa
Status
Demolished account of line abandonment
History
Original 16' pile trestle built 1884; rebuilt 1899 with a 47' pile trestle over street; rebuilt 1925 with 89' pile trestle; renewed 1958 with this bridge; demolished 1984 account of line abandonment
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 88.5 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #2149
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.75129, -92.42514   (decimal degrees)
40°45'05" N, 92°25'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/548528/4511307 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bloomfield North
Inventory number
BH 63981 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (12,201)
Bloomfield, Iowa (2)
Built 1958 (308)
Built during 1950s (3,350)
Davis County, Iowa (76)
Iowa (5,810)
Lost (18,867)
Lost 1982 (85)
Lost during 1980s (1,053)
Owned by railroad (9,898)
Railroad (13,165)
Timber stringer (3,363)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,987)
Wabash Railroad (545)

Update Log 

  • November 5, 2017: Added photo from Rudy Evans
  • November 7, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added link to 1950's aerial imagery

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