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MILW/RI Overpass

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The former RI/current day IANR line has a short but steep section of track here as it drops down underneath the former MILW line and then curves into the Cedar River Valley.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in June 2013

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BH Photo #256318

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over IANR/former RI RR on abandoned MILW RR
Location
Linn County, Iowa
Status
Demolished, abutments remaining
History
Abandoned and removed approx. 1980
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Iowa Northern Railway (IANR)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.02749, -91.73237   (decimal degrees)
42°01'39" N, 91°43'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/604937/4653605 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Rapids North
Inventory number
BH 56636 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 21, 2013: New photo from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • June 16, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad", "Iowa Northern Railroad"

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