Wabash Trace Nature Trail - West Nishnabotna River Bridge
The bridge was built in 1910, using a truss relocated from Decatur, Illinois (Bridge #110). The truss was originally built in 1885 by the Detroit Bridge & Iron Works to cross the Sangamon River. It was strengthened in 1910. The bridge was also revised in 1929, with a pile trestle approach, in 1951 with an I-Beam span and in 1956 with more pile trestle approach.
- Whipple through truss bridge over West Nishnabotna River on Wabash Trace Nature Trail
- Mills County, Iowa
- Open to pedestrians only
- Built 1884 in Decatur, Illinois; Relocated & modernised in 1910; Timber trestle approach added 1929; I-beam approach added 1951; More timber trestle added 1956; Abandoned 1984; Converted to trail ?
- - American Bridge Co. of New York (1910 Modernization)
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan (1884 Fabrication)
- - Rail-to-trail
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
- Whipple through truss
Length of largest span: 114.0 ft.
Total length: 305.0 ft.
- Also called
- Wabash Railroad Bridge #1229
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.98463, -95.52981 (decimal degrees)
40°59'05" N, 95°31'47" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/287179/4540133 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Tabor NE
- Inventory number
- BH 54858 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- October 21, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
- October 6, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
- October 6, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added information provided by James Holzmeier
- October 5, 2015: Updated by Luke: Bridge is a Whipple through truss
- November 22, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added Wabash bridge number, date erected and total length
- December 9, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
- December 8, 2012: Added by Luke Harden