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IARR - Iowa River Bridge (Albion)

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Albion Rail Bridge

Bridge in Background

Photo taken by John Marvig in April 2014

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BH Photo #282754

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Video filmed by Brian Lage

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Description 

Build date provided by ICC Valuation Summary Report, courtesy Doug Harding collection. Builder courtesy of the Hagley Museum & Library, Phoenix Bridge Company records

Facts 

Overview
Schaub through truss bridge over Iowa River on Iowa River Rail Trail (Planned)
Location
Marshall County, Iowa
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Awaiting conversion for trail usage as part of the Iowa River Rail Trail
History
Built 1902, abandoned 2012
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Iowa Central Railway (IAC)
- Iowa River Railroad (IARR)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (MSTL)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
138' Subdivided Warren through truss with 17 spans of trestle approach
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 136.0 ft.
Total length: 336.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - Iowa River Bridge (Albion)
M&StL - Iowa River Bridge (Albion)
M&StL Bridge #291
IRRT - Iowa River Bridge (Albion, Future Name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.09393, -92.98385   (decimal degrees)
42°05'38" N, 92°59'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/501335/4660205 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marshalltown
Inventory number
BH 51825 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added builder
  • May 16, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: added build date from ICC records
  • December 26, 2016: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • October 27, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • April 25, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 25, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge is to become a trail
  • December 4, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • December 4, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • March 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Iowa River Railroad", "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Union Pacific Railroad"
  • March 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Iowa River", "Railroad", "Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway"

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