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White Water Creek Bridge


Lost through truss bridge over White Water Creek on Hempstead Rd.
Dubuque County, Iowa
Replaced by new bridge; sits beside road near replacement bridge
Built ca. 1890; replaced 1999; former approach span of original (1868) Dubuque RR bridge. Currently sits beside road near replacement bridge.
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 92.9 ft.
Total length: 94.2 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.3 ft.
Also called
Dubuque Railroad Bridge (former approach span - 1868 bridge)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.30389, -90.91215   (decimal degrees)
42°18'14" N, 90°54'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/672089/4685628 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 87 N., R. 1 W., Sec. 36
810 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
IA 146040 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 40616 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2014: New Street View added by Don Morrison
  • February 9, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Readjusted the GPS coordinates to reflect on the location of the truss bridge
  • November 24, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: Added coordinates/history items
  • March 1, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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White Water Creek Bridge
Posted October 11, 2014, by Luke

Think this is a duplicate entry of: http://bridgehunter.com/ia/dubuque/146770/

White Water Creek Bridge
Posted October 10, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


I'm interested; post away!

White Water Creek Bridge
Posted October 10, 2014, by Chris Lyons (imflynt [at] mchsi [dot] com)

This bridge was moved to Bergfeld pond by the City of Dubuque about 5 years ago and a cost of about $50,000. It was originally part of a 7 span across sloughs West of the Dubuque Shot and part of the existing rail bridge which still stands today. this span was move to White Water creek shortly after its construction, the other 6 spans sold and moved to other places. The Clay Hill Bridge on HWY 52 North of Dubuque is one of the identical spans. They were not constructed heavy enough to support the weight of the locomotives of the time period. More information is available if interested.