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IAIS - Iowa River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Douglas W. Jones

License: Public domain: Released by author

View this photo at Wikimedia Commons

BH Photo #222870

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Iowa River on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Location
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1901
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Chicago Plant & ca 1950s NY)
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 642.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65282, -91.53897   (decimal degrees)
41°39'10" N, 91°32'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/621656/4612261 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Iowa City West
Inventory numbers
IA 31560 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 49783 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
18,900

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 18, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 15, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 13, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added dimensions
  • August 11, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected build date & noted other builder
  • June 18, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • November 28, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • July 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added probable build date based on build date of approach span and probabble builder based on plaque shape.
  • May 24, 2012: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • January 6, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • October 8, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

Comments 

Iowa River IAIS Bridge #2
Posted November 9, 2011, by Anonymous

This photo (I took in 2006) is in the public domain and shows the bridge quite well, along with a pair of heavy Chinese QJ steam locomotives. Railroad bridges always seem to look better under steam.

-- http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SteamAcrossIowaRiver....

Iowa River IAIS Bridge #2
Posted October 8, 2011, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

If you know the history and year of the piers you should add it to the bridge description.

Iowa River IAIS Bridge #2
Posted October 8, 2011, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

Looks like those piers are from a much older bridge.