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UP - West Beaver Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Jimmy Emerson

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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Overview
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over West Beaver Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Greene County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1901, Replaced 2017
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
80' Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.03343, -94.21088   (decimal degrees)
42°02'00" N, 94°12'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/399769/4654196 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grand Junction
Inventory number
BH 53475 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2017: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge has Been Replaced
  • June 2, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed category "Destroyed by derailment" as the bridge was (surprisingly) not destroyed by wreck.
  • May 9, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Destroyed by derailment"
  • May 9, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge was destroyed by derailment
  • March 27, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • March 26, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • September 8, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Union Pacific Railroad"

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UP West Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted May 19, 2013, by AR

Damn, you're lucky you shot these photos in March, John. Probably not much to see now.

UP West Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted May 9, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Bridge was damaged this morning, and likley completely destroyed

http://raccoonvalleyradio.com/2013/05/train-derailment-east-...