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RRVT - Raccoon River Bridge (Near Jefferson)

Photos 

Jefferson Trail Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in March 2013

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BH Photo #251317

Map 

Street View 

Description 

All spans likely built elsewhere and moved here.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Raccoon River on Raccoon River Valley Trail
Location
Greene County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built Ca. 1894, Approach Spans added 1902 and 1914
Builders
- Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Approach Span)
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois (Main Span)
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Approach Span)
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pratt through truss with 2 Deck Plate Girder Approaches and Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 113.0 ft.
Total length: 580.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.98445, -94.35472   (decimal degrees)
41°59'04" N, 94°21'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/387776/4648937 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cooper
Inventory number
BH 52431 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • May 19, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • March 26, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • May 11, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Image - During a special event in which they allowed a light tractor to cross the bridge with a trailer of people
  • Image
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

RRVT - Raccoon River Bridge (Near Jefferson)
Posted March 16, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

A section of the long trestle approach collapsed last night. Fortunately, the steel components of this bridge were not damaged.