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Cedar Valley Nature Trail - East Otter Creek Bridge

Photos 

Otter Creek RR Bridge

Photo taken by Dave King

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BH Photo #254023

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over East Otter Creek on Cedar Valley Nature Trail
Location
Linn County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1914
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Fabricator)
- Gould Construction Co. of Davenport, Iowa (Contractor)
- Thomas Edsall Rust of Saginaw, Michigan (Engineer)
Railroads
- Interurban
- Rail-to-trail
- Waterloo Railroad (WLO)
- Waterloo, Cedar Falls, & Northern Railway (WCFN)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 55.0 ft.
Total length: 55.0 ft.
Also called
RI East Otter Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.13457, -91.67922   (decimal degrees)
42°08'04" N, 91°40'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/609154/4665561 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lafayette
Inventory number
BH 56266 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added contractor
  • July 29, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Waterloo Railroad"
  • June 30, 2013: Updated by Dave King: Added category "American Bridge Co." & built date
  • May 16, 2013: Added by Dave King

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