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RI - Elmira Junction Culvert

Photos 

Elmira CRIP culvert

View from Elmira Rd

Photo taken by Andrew Ploessl

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BH Photo #451230

Map 

Description 

Slated or is part of the Herbert Hoover Trail, but currently has 'Private Property' signs onsite.

Facts 

Overview
Rail-Top Culvert bridge over Unnamed Creek on Former CRIP
Location
Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Abandoned
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
Rail-Top Culvert
Dimensions
Total length: 25.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.71900, -91.41780   (decimal degrees)
41°43'08" N, 91°25'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/631610/4619787 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85801 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 1, 2019: Updated by Luke: Merged info from other entry
  • July 1, 2019: New photo from Andrew Ploessl

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

RI - Elmira Junction Culvert
Posted July 1, 2019, by Luke

Thanks Andrew for getting out to this! It's an example of a structure the BCRN was fond of building that's a stringer made up of old rails with a stone deck.