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RI - Lingle Creek Bridge


RI Lingel Creek Bridge

South abutment

Photo taken by Dave King on September 6, 2013


BH Photo #265926

Street View 


The design description is incomplete in the RI track chart, listing only one 60' DPG for this bridge, presumably the main span. The concrete piers and abutments are the exact same style as other Rock Island bridges built around the 1940s. This bridge most likely was built by the Rock Island to replace an earlier BCRN structure somewhere in that time period.


Lost deck plate girder bridge over Lingel Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Johnson County, Iowa
No longer exists; Support remains
Raised 1956 due to the construction of the Coralville Resevoir; Abandoned and demolished ca. 1980
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
1 Sp. 60' Deck Plate Girder
2 Sp. Approaches
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Also called
RI Br. #867
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.84381, -91.55408   (decimal degrees)
41°50'38" N, 91°33'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/620041/4633444 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 57868 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 11, 2020: Updated by Luke: Noted that the bridge was raised in 1956
  • October 31, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added info from RI track chart
  • September 6, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • September 5, 2013: Added by Dave King


  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com
  • Luke
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RI - Lingel Creek Bridge
Posted April 11, 2018, by Luke

Most likely expanding the Hoover Nature Trail. Sad, but understandable that they're not re-using the substructure.

RI - Lingel Creek Bridge
Posted April 11, 2018, by Anonymous

Bridge abutments and piers demolished early April 2018. Possibly being replaced by hike/bike trail bridge?