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Abandoned DM&E - Short Creek Bridge

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Abandoned Short Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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BH Photo #368965

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Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Short Creek on Abandoned Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Location
Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa
Status
Abandoned
History
Built Ca. 1894
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- I&M Rail Link (IMRL)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 43.0 ft.
Total length: 87.0 ft.
Also called
BCR&N - Short Creek Bridge
RI - Short Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.28316, -91.36059   (decimal degrees)
41°16'59" N, 91°21'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/637287/4571487 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbus Junction
Inventory number
BH 55050 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 13, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • December 30, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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