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RI - Morgan Branch Bridge #1 (Old Alignment)

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Deck arch bridge over Morgan Branch on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Location
Davis County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Abandoned 1946 on account of line relocation project
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.85256, -92.33116   (decimal degrees)
40°51'09" N, 92°19'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/556375/4522605 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 70640 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,025)
Arch (11,194)
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (888)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,604)
Davis County, Iowa (76)
Deck arch (10,433)
Iowa (5,793)
Owned privately (1,286)
Railroad (13,091)

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Correct location and added info

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com

Comments 

RI - Morgan Branch Bridge #1 (Old Alignment)
Posted December 10, 2016, by Luke

I think this is one John found on aerial view and asked me to add.

RI - Morgan Branch Bridge
Posted December 10, 2016, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

Luke, I realize it has been a little while since you added this bridge, but do you remember where you found the info about it that led you to add it? I corrected the location. You had on it on the 1946 alignment out of Floris, but the Rock Island didn't have any arches on the new line. They were all concrete culverts on the smaller crossings. The older ROW crosses to Morgan Branch to the southwest, and there is still something over the creek, presumably this arch. This is very close to where I used to live, so if I can get down there one of these days, I will go check it out.