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RI - Crow Creek Arch Bridge

Photos 

Stone arch with concrete culvert inside

The stone arch is from the RI's original alignment through Fairfield and the culvert is from the 1946 realignement.

Photo taken by Tina

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BH Photo #247123

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Crow Creek in Fairfield
Location
Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1871, abandoned 1946
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 50.0 ft.
Also called
Dead Man's Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.02155, -91.96972   (decimal degrees)
41°01'18" N, 91°58'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/586620/4541660 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fairfield North
Inventory number
BH 53685 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 31, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • January 21, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Edited entry to show that the arch is abandoned/not part of the Fairfiel Lopp Rail-to-trail
  • November 12, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"
  • September 27, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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