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CN - Beaver Creek Trestle (Prairie Bridges Park)

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #214519

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Beaver Creek on former North Central Railway Authority
Location
Ackley, Franklin County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed
History
Abandoned 2014
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad (CC)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
- North Central Railway Authority (NCRA)
Design
20 Panel Open Deck Pile Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 14.0 ft.
Total length: 280.0 ft.
Also called
CN - Ackley Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.56294, -93.06285   (decimal degrees)
42°33'47" N, 93°03'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/494840/4712283 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ackley
Inventory number
BH 49693 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "North Central Railway"
  • April 4, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad"
  • March 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway"
  • March 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Actually is in hardin county
  • December 3, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added GPS coordinates
  • September 21, 2011: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Frank Hicks
  • Luke
  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com