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Iowa Great Lakes Trail - West Fork Little Sioux River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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BH Photo #213606

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over West Fork Little Sioux River on Iowa Great Lakes Trail
Location
Dickinson County, Iowa
Status
Awaiting Opening as Iowa Great Lakes Trail
History
Built 1902, Abandoned 2004; Converted To Trail Use 2018
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Iowa Northwestern Railroad (IANW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
2 Sp. 50' Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Also called
RI - West Fork Little Sioux River Bridge
RI - Br.#2320
IANW - West Fork Little Sioux River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.44690, -95.26995   (decimal degrees)
43°26'49" N, 95°16'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/316323/4812947 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake Park
Inventory number
BH 49585 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 29, 2018: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 23, 2018: Updated by John Marvig: Converted to Trail Usage, Not Yet Open
  • November 23, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added info
  • September 12, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Iowa Northwestern Railroad", "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • September 12, 2011: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • RR Picture Archives - Image
  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com