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RI - Lick Creek Bridge (Croton)

Photos 

Looking downstream toward DSM river

Photo taken by Tim Courtney in January 2006

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BH Photo #447866

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Lick Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Location
Lee County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Abandoned 1980
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Keokuk & Des Moines Railway (K&DM)
Design
2 Sp. 40' Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Also called
RI Br. #259
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59244, -91.69665   (decimal degrees)
40°35'33" N, 91°41'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/610287/4494332 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Croton
Inventory number
BH 74243 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2019: New photo from Tim Courtney
  • April 24, 2018: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge is in Lee County
  • November 2, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "railroad", "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "Keokuk & Des Moines Railway"

Sources 

  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

RI - Lick Creek Bridge (Croton)
Posted May 19, 2019, by Tim Courtney

Simply walked back in to it. Where the auto bridge crosses this stream is a public hunting area. There was even a place to park the truck.

RI - Lick Creek Bridge (Croton)
Posted May 19, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Love this! Tim, how did you get back to this bridge?