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RI - Mosquito Creek Bridge

Photos 

Abandoned Mosquito Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

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BH Photo #405471

Map 

Description 

The 1973 RI track chart lists this bridge as crossing Black Hawk Creek, which flows very close to the bridge, but this particular tributary of Black Hawk Creek is listed as Mosquito Creek by both Google Maps and several topography maps.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Mosquito Creek on Abandoned Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway
Location
Reinbeck, Grundy County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1904
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Keota - Washington Transportation Company (KWTR)
Design
4 Sp. 40' Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Also called
RI - Black Hawk Creek Bridge
RI - Br. #601
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.32891, -92.61312   (decimal degrees)
42°19'44" N, 92°36'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/531875/4686368 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reinbeck
Inventory number
BH 57929 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 9, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Keota - Washington Transportation Company"
  • November 19, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added info from RI track chart
  • September 10, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Corrected Name and added dimensions
  • September 10, 2013: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com