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NS - Walnut Creek Bridge

Photos 

Looking South

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in August 2017

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BH Photo #399023

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through girder bridge over Walnut Creek on Wabash, later N&W, now NS Railway
Location
Marion County, Iowa
Status
Open to rail traffic
History
Original 70' low truss bridge at this location built 1899; replaced by this bridge 1913
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
51'5" through plate girder on pile piers (main span), flanked by a 30' DPG approach span w/pile bents on one side, and a 128' steel stringer approach span w/pile bents on the other
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 51.5 ft.
Total length: 211.7 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #2868
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.26809, -92.88005   (decimal degrees)
41°16'05" N, 92°52'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/510047/4568525 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 65078 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

BNSF Railway (1,083)
Beam (11,965)
Built 1913 (755)
Built during 1910s (8,758)
Deck girder (4,502)
Girder (7,961)
Iowa (5,790)
Marion County, Iowa (126)
Norfolk Southern Railway (1,419)
Open (36,582)
Owned by railroad (9,824)
Plate girder (6,132)
Railroad (13,091)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,902)
Steel stringer (4,694)
Through girder (2,948)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,767)
Wabash Railroad (545)

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • December 27, 2014: Added by James Holzmeier

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