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IARR - Albion River Bottoms Trestle

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Not Looking Good...

Looking south; John Marvig photographed this bridge in 2014 when he came through to photograph the big truss bridge in the background. The bridge looked to be in fine condition then, but things have definitely changed in two years. The bridge has heaved up at this end and pulled away from the abutment. The bridge has twisted and is bowed to the west. It looks like the bridge is sagging in the middle; perhaps it has piles settling. This bridge will need some serious work or may need replaced before this section of the trail can be finished.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in December 2016

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BH Photo #374084

Map 

Description 

This bridge is just north of the large truss bridge that crosses the Iowa River south of Albion.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over backwater pond/intermittent tributary of Iowa River on abandoned railroad (former IARR)
Location
Marshall County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Awaiting repairs or replacement for future trail usage as part of the Iowa River Rail Trail.
History
Abandoned 2012
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Iowa River Railroad (IARR)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.09780, -92.98520   (decimal degrees)
42°05'52" N, 92°59'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/501224/4660634 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marshalltown
Inventory number
BH 74930 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2016: Added by Dylan VanAntwerp

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com

Comments 

IARR - Albion River Bottoms Trestle
Posted August 30, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I parked at the main highway to the north to get back here. Hope that helps!

IARR - Albion River Bottoms Trestle
Posted August 30, 2017, by meggan wagner (wagner [dot] meggan808 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is there anywhere to park to get to these