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IANR - Hawkeye Avenue Overpass

Photos 

North portal

Photo taken by Jason & Birgit Smith

BH Photo #101776

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Hawkeye Avenue on the Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad at Nora Springs
Location
Nora Springs, Floyd County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1889
Builder
- F.A. MacDonald of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Assistant Engineer)
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- Iowa Northern Railway (IANR)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
Design
Stone arch main span with Stone Box pedestrian portals
Dimensions
Span length: 28.0 ft.
Total length: 28.0 ft.
Also called
Gaylord Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.13733, -93.00953   (decimal degrees)
43°08'14" N, 93°00'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/499224/4776065 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nora Springs
Land survey
T. 96 N., R. 18 W., Sec. 18 (Rock Grove Township)
Inventory numbers
IA 8720 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13507 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 5, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • August 29, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway"
  • May 1, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • February 13, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Iowa, Chicago, and Eastern Railroad", "Canadian Pacific Railway", "Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern Railroad", "Iowa Northern Railroad"
  • December 19, 2005: Posted photos from Jason & Birgit Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Hawkeye Avenue Underpass
Posted February 10, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

I have added a new page to my website for this bridge, which includes the rumor of it being haunted.

http://pegnsean.net/~johnm/Hawkeye%20Ave%20Bridge.html

Hawkeye Avenue Underpass
Posted October 25, 2007, by stick (rmh412 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

hey that bridge is fuckin haunted