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CBQ - Thompson River Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #520705

Description 

Relocated from an unknown location. Build date comes from the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Collection located at the Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Thompson River on Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Location
Decatur County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1878 at another location, relocated here 1901; Removed between 1955 and 1983
Railroads
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
- Humeston & Shenandoah Railway (H&S)
Design
Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 176.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.81744, -93.94697   (decimal degrees)
40°49'03" N, 93°56'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/420138/4518923 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grand River
Inventory number
BH 79821 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 25, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: added build dates
  • February 19, 2022: New photo from Luke
  • March 24, 2020: New photo from Luke
  • December 26, 2017: Added by Luke

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