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CRandIC - Packinghouse Bridge

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Post-flooding

Photo taken and submitted by Patrick

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Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Cedar River on Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway
Location
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
Status
Partially destroyed by flooding
Future prospects
To be replaced with a cable-stayed footbridge.
History
Built 1922; Abandoned in the 1980s; Partially destroyed by flooding in 2008
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Superstructure)
- Cedar Rapids Construction Co. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Substructure)
Railroads
- Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway (CIC; CRandIC)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
7 - 90' Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 630.0 ft.
Also called
Rock Island Bridge #692
RI - Cedar River Bridge
RI - Packinghouse Bridge
RI - Czech Village Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.96698, -91.65017   (decimal degrees)
41°58'01" N, 91°39'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/611848/4646991 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Rapids South
Inventory number
BH 51932 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2016: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date, noted that the bridge is doomed
  • January 6, 2014: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added info from RI track chart
  • November 19, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 14, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 13, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added probable build date and dimensions
  • July 8, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • July 7, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated status, spans lost in flooding, presumably 2008
  • April 3, 2012: Added by Jason Smith

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Czech Village RR Bridge
Posted July 8, 2012, by Patrick (patrsull [at] yahoo [dot] com)

July 7 2012 photo of the remains of this bridge