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Flint River Trail - Flint River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in October 2015

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BH Photo #339370

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Flint River on Flint River Trail
Location
Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Converted to trail use in 2009
Builder
- M & H Construction of Burlington, Iowa (Constructed Trail Deck)
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Burlington, Muscatine & Northwestern Railway (BM&NW)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Muscatine, Burlington, & Southern Railroad (MB&S)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder
Also called
RI - Flint River Bridge
RI Bridge #535
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.83463, -91.10465   (decimal degrees)
40°50'05" N, 91°06'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/659804/4522128 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Burlington
Inventory number
BH 53268 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 13, 2015: New photos from Steve Conro
  • March 17, 2014: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway"
  • January 1, 2014: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: edited info
  • October 19, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added # of spans
  • October 8, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added alt name
  • August 27, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated info; Bridge was reused in 09 on a trail
  • August 27, 2012: Updated by Don Morrison: Added category "Railroad"

Sources 

  • Don Morrison
  • Luke
  • Flint River Trail - Flint River Trail Progress - Bridge Construction.pdf
  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com