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RI - Dry Branch Creek Bridge #3

Photos 

Abandoned Dry Branch Creek Bridge #3

South Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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BH Photo #369005

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Dry Branch Creek on Abandoned Rock Island Railroad
Location
Des Moines County, Iowa
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1898
Railroads
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
2 - 48' Through Plate Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.0 ft.
Total length: 96.0 ft.
Also called
Rock Island Bridge #48
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.87245, -91.11845   (decimal degrees)
40°52'21" N, 91°07'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/658549/4526302 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Burlington
Inventory number
BH 56963 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • January 1, 2014: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added info
  • July 4, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

RI Dry Branch Creek Bridge #3
Posted January 1, 2014, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

Google earth shows a Dry Branch Creek Trail that seems to utilize the old Rock Island RR ROW and run over top of some of these old bridges.