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Cedar Valley Nature Trail - Fishel Road Overpass


CVNT Fishel Road Overpass

View looking east

Photo taken by Dave King; Taken June 30, 2013


BH Photo #257804

Street View 


Steel stringer bridge over Fishel Road on Cedar Valley Nature Trail
Linn County, Iowa
Destroyed by collision
Built 1914; struck by garbage truck and collapsed January 2022; repaired and reopened May 2022
- Gould Construction Co. of Davenport, Iowa
- Thomas Edsall Rust of Saginaw, Michigan (Engineer)
- Interurban
- Waterloo Railroad (WLO)
- Waterloo, Cedar Falls, & Northern Railway (WCFN)
Steel stringer
Span length: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.13530, -91.67933   (decimal degrees)
42°08'07" N, 91°40'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/609143/4665642 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 56880 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: updated status: 2022 bridge replaced a similar span
  • May 27, 2022: New Street View added by Dave King
  • May 27, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added history per forum post
  • March 7, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 1, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Waterloo Railroad"
  • July 29, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Waterloo Railroad"
  • June 30, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "Waterloo, Cedar Falls, & Northern Railway", "Railroad", "Interurban"
  • June 30, 2013: Added by Dave King
  • May 16, 2013: Added by Dave King


  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman


Cedar Valley Nature Trail - Fishel Road Overpass
Posted May 27, 2022, by Anonymous

The bridge was closed in January 10, 2022 due to an ABC Disposal garbage truck operator driving their truck into the bridge.


It was reopened following repairs on May 26, 2022. A relatively speedy recovery for a trail bridge replacement.

The new deck will support lighter use, and so the base of the deck is about a foot higher than the previous bridge. Hopefully the garbage trucks don't keep getting bigger!

Photos courtesy Linn County Conservation.