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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 

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 1900, 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: 140.0 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 

  • 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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