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Island Park Trail Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jason Smith

BH Photo #101841

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through plate girder railroad bridge over Rock River on Rock Rapids Bike Trail
Location
Rock Rapids, Lyon County, Iowa
Status
Railroad bridge open for pedestrians and cyclists
History
Built 1902, Converted to Pedestrian Use 2007
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 615.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976
Also called
RI - Rock River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.43402, -96.16540   (decimal degrees)
43°26'02" N, 96°09'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/729415/4812917 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rock Rapids
Inventory number
BH 13925 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • January 3, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • September 11, 2013: New photos from Jason Smith
  • March 9, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • October 26, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added category "Rock River (Minnesota-Iowa)"
  • September 22, 2009: Updated by Jason Smith: Bridge is a combination 2-span steel through girder with a multiple-span wooden trestle built on stone foundations
  • October 10, 2005: Posted photos from Jason Smith

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Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Island Park Railroad Bridge
Posted October 23, 2007, by Matt Dengler

Actually it's going to have a city trail that crosses it. Pretty neat, huh?

Island Park Railroad Bridge
Posted February 20, 2007, by Randy Brush

I am remember the railroad bridge long time. The train was no longer use on bridge for rest of place. three truss bridge was demolished at Big Sioux River in East Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It was by Union Bridge Co. 1897. It track was removed.