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CRandIC - Ralston Creek Bridge (Nagle Lumber Spur)

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Photo taken by Flickr user Teen Shiva

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Map 

Description 

Bridge is located on an industrial spur that serves Nagle Lumber Company. Rails are currently in the process of being removed for repurposing as a bike trail.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Ralston Creek on Railroad
Location
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Not in use - in process of being repurposed for bike trail.
Future prospects
Being transformed for use by bike trail.
Railroad
- Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway (CIC; CRandIC)
Design
Steel stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.64830, -91.53359   (decimal degrees)
41°38'54" N, 91°32'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/622112/4611766 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Iowa City West
Inventory number
BH 51061 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (11,597)
Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway (30)
Closed (2,406)
Iowa (5,724)
Iowa City, Iowa (41)
Johnson County, Iowa (159)
Owned by railroad (9,664)
Preserved (1,045)
Railroad (12,943)
Ralston Creek (14)
Skewed (4,660)
Steel stringer (4,580)

Update Log 

  • July 15, 2017: Updated by Andrew Ploessl: Added to description.
  • October 5, 2015: Updated by Luke: Updated status per forum comment & merged image.
  • February 26, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed needless category
  • February 25, 2013: Updated by Owen McCormick: Updated status. Bridge is in use, not abandoned as thought.
  • August 10, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • January 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Ralston Creek"
  • January 24, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway", "Skewed"

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Owen McCormick

Comments 

CRandIC - Ralston Creek Bridge (Nagle Lumber Spur)
Posted October 5, 2015, by Don Morrison

It's in use by Vitis Riparia - the riverbank grape - makes a nice grape arbor. 8^)

CRandIC - Ralston Creek Bridge (Nagle Lumber Spur)
Posted October 5, 2015, by Andrew Ploessl (andrew [dot] ploessl [at] gmail [dot] com)

I don't think this is used anymore... There's pretty shoddy track on it and there's a barrier on it now (see picture).