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Heart of Iowa Trail - Hoy Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Bill Dunbar

BH Photo #203564

Map 

Description 

This bridge is 60 feet high from the ground, although the surrounding vegetation does not make it seem that high.

Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge over Clear Creek on Heart of Iowa Trail
Location
Marshall County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians on Heart of Iowa Trail
History
Built 1912; Abandoned ca. 1982; Converted to trail 2003
Builders
- Charles Frederick Loweth of Cleveland, Ohio (MILW Chief Engineer)
- H.E. Dudley (Contractor)
- J. H. Prior (MILW Bridge Designer)
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Span length: 212.0 ft.
Total length: 212.0 ft.
Also called
Heart of Iowa Trail - Clear Creek Bridge
MILW - Hoy Bridge
MILW Bridge Z1040
MILW - Clear Creek Bridge
Hoy Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.90713, -93.21111   (decimal degrees)
41°54'26" N, 93°12'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/482490/4639486 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rhodes
Inventory numbers
MILW Bridge Z1040
BH 49066 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 2, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • October 11, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • March 29, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • February 19, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added info
  • August 16, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • June 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added length
  • June 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • June 22, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad"
  • June 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "Chicago Great Western Railway"
  • September 12, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
  • July 6, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

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