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RI - Lingel Creek Bridge

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RI Lingel Creek Bridge

South abutment

Photo taken by Dave King on September 6, 2013

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BH Photo #265926

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Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Lingel Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Location
Johnson County, Iowa
Status
No longer exists; Support remains
History
Abandoned and demolished ca. 1980
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
1 Sp. 60' Deck Plate Girder
2 Sp. Approaches
Dimensions
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:
Ely
Inventory number
BH 57868 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • 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

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com