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Hurstville Lime Works Gravity Railroad Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken for the NRHP

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View this photo at npgallery.nps.gov

BH Photo #462639

Map 

Description 

"The limestone was quarried and put in a car. Gravity sent the cars to the lime kilns. The cars were dumped and then pulled back up the hill with horses or mules for reloading."

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over North Fork Maquoketa River on Hurstville Lime Kiln Gravity Railroad
Location
Hurstville, Jackson County, Iowa
Status
Abandoned, one span is sunk into the Northern bank.
History
Built ca. 1900
Design
Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.09846, -90.67812   (decimal degrees)
42°05'54" N, 90°40'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/692001/4663316 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Maquoketa
Inventory number
BH 70641 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,451)
Built 1900 (910)
Built during 1900s (6,973)
Hurstville, Iowa (1)
Iowa (6,300)
Jackson County, Iowa (76)
Maquoketa River (63)
Pony truss (15,847)
Pratt pony truss (3,529)
Pratt truss (8,938)
Railroad (14,919)
Truss (31,747)

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added photo and information
  • December 18, 2019: New photo from Luke
  • January 25, 2016: Added by Luke