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BM&NW - Iowa River Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #238754

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Muscatine, Burlington, & Southern Railroad
Location
Louisa County, Iowa
Status
Removed, substructure encased in concrete for a road bridge's substructure.
History
Built 1898; Abandoned and likley removed 1927
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Railroads
- Burlington, Muscatine & Northwestern Railway (BM&NW)
- Muscatine North & South Railroad (MN&S)
- Muscatine, Burlington, & Southern Railroad (MB&S)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
MN&S - Iowa River Bridge
MB&S - Iowa River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.21561, -91.19846   (decimal degrees)
41°12'56" N, 91°11'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/651020/4564257 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wapello
Inventory number
BH 53470 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 3, 2016: New photos from Luke
  • January 18, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added build date + builder
  • April 2, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • August 15, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Muscatine North & South"
  • September 8, 2012: Updated by Matt Lohry: Added bridge type: Pratt through truss
  • September 7, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

Iowa River Railroad(?) Bridge
Posted September 8, 2012, by Andy W (jitterz [at] hotmail [dot] com)

According to SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas for IA-MO-AR, a railroad line crossed a bit further downriver. It was for the Muscatine, Burlington & Southern, reporting marks "MBS". Coordinates are 41.130557,-91.137882. And looking at the Iowa DOT chronological railroad abandonment map, it was abandoned before 1950.