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IARR - Iowa River Bridge (Union)

Photos 

Union Rail Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in April 2014

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BH Photo #282779

Map 

Description 

Build date provided by ICC Valuation Summary Report, courtesy Doug Harding collection.

Facts 

Overview
Warren Through truss bridge over Iowa River on Iowa River Rail Trail (Planned)
Location
Hardin County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Awaiting conversion for trail usage as part of the Iowa River Rail Trail
History
Built 1902, abandoned 2012
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Iowa Central Railway (IAC)
- Iowa River Railroad (IARR)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
Design
Subdivided Warren through truss with wooden trestle approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 136.0 ft.
Total length: 260.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - Iowa River Bridge (Union)
M&StL - Iowa River Bridge (Union)
M&StL Bridge #258
IRRT - Iowa River Bridge (Union, Future Name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.23227, -93.04477   (decimal degrees)
42°13'56" N, 93°02'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/496305/4675566 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Union
Inventory number
BH 51824 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 16, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: added build date from ICC records
  • December 26, 2016: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • October 27, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • April 25, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 4, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • December 4, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added truss type.
  • March 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Iowa River Railroad"
  • March 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Iowa River", "Railroad", "Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway", "Canadian National Railway"

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