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MILW - Richland Creek Arch

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Richland Creek on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Location
Keokuk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1915; Replaced 1944
Builders
- Charles Frederick Loweth of Cleveland, Ohio (MILW Chief Engineer)
- H.E. Dudley (Likely Builder)
- J. H. Prior (MILW Bridge Designer)
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.18510, -92.03380   (decimal degrees)
41°11'06" N, 92°02'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/581031/4559755 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 73963 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 30, 2016: Added by Luke

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MILW - Richland Creek Arch
Posted October 1, 2016, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I've been working with bridges for nearly half my life..I was just a 5th grade kid when I started taking pictures. Of the many frustrating, emotional and downright disgusting moments I've seen with bridge destruction, this one takes the cake. I spent a lot of time searching for it yesterday and the weeks prior; and the moment I realized the concrete in the creek was it, it certainly tugged a few heart strings.

The biggest question is why did this bridge only last 29 years? Seems to me that a massive concrete arch like this should last a long time. The new bridge was built in June of 1944.

70 some years too late to see this hell of a structure. Really would have been a treat to find it..