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JewEllsworth Trail - South Skunk River Bridge

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Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

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Description 

On former C&NW line along IA-175

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over South Skunk River on JewEllsworth Trail
Location
Ellsworth, Hamilton County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1904, Abandoned 2006, Opened to Pedestrians November 2016
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
3-75' Deck Plate Girders
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 225.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - South Skunk River Bridge
UP - South Skunk River Bridge
UP Bridge #2.19
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.31074, -93.58962   (decimal degrees)
42°18'39" N, 93°35'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/451407/4684446 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ellsworth
Inventory number
BH 54859 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 8, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge is now a trail
  • October 17, 2016: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: South Skunk
  • July 7, 2014: New photo from Luke Harden
  • April 20, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 19, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Corrected Build Date
  • January 3, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added build date
  • July 4, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • July 4, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • January 3, 2013: New photos from Luke Harden
  • December 8, 2012: Added by John Marvig

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Comments 

Abandoned Skunk River Railroad Bridge
Posted January 15, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Planned to become a rail-trail in the coming years