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CGW - Main Street Viaduct

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Main Street on Chicago Great Western Railway
Location
Elma, Howard County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1954; Removed 1982
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
Design
Steel stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.24409, -92.43617   (decimal degrees)
43°14'39" N, 92°26'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/545774/4788075 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 97 N., R. 14 W., Sec. 1
Inventory number
BH 83829 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2018: New photo from Luke

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Comments 

CGW - Main Street Viaduct
Posted January 17, 2020, by Don Morrison

A sad day I'm sure, Greg.

"...And all the towns and people seem

To fade into a bad dream

And the steel rails still ain't heard the news

The conductor sings his song again

The passengers will please refrain

This train's got the disappearing railroad blues"

-Arlo Guthrie

CGW - Main Street Viaduct
Posted January 16, 2020, by greg morrill (gregmorrill2 [at] aol [dot] com)

I was the conductor on this take up train. was also the conductor when running as the north local. Took photo's of each town as we departed on the take up crew for the last time., sad days of events long past. Still very fresh in memory!