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Wabash - Cedar Creek Bridge (Old)

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2864

Originally "Span C" of Wabash Bridge #499, over the Grand River at Brunswick, Missouri.

Wabash Railroad plan

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Description 

This span was originally Span C of Wabash Bridge #499 over the Grand River at Brunswick, Missouri. Brought to this location and renamed Wabash Bridge #2864 in 1916, when the original 4-span through-truss bridge #499 was replaced.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Wabash Railroad
Location
Marion County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new DPG bridge in 1930 (per Wabash RR documents)
History
Built 1885; replaced by a new DPG bridge in 1930 (per Wabash RR documents)
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 147.8 ft.
Total length: 760.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 26.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #2864
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.25390, -92.88073   (decimal degrees)
41°15'14" N, 92°52'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/509992/4566950 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harvey
Inventory number
BH 63833 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,493)
Built 1885 (156)
Built during 1880s (1,721)
Deck girder (4,860)
Girder (8,715)
Iowa (6,026)
Lost (20,121)
Lost 1930 (53)
Lost during 1930s (422)
Marion County, Iowa (123)
Owned by railroad (10,601)
Plate girder (6,660)
Railroad (13,967)
Replaced by new bridge (13,305)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,880)
Through truss (13,296)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,589)
Truss (30,080)
Wabash Railroad (550)
Whipple truss (291)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Updated year of replacement
  • October 26, 2014: Added by James Holzmeier

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