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Wabash Trace Nature Trail - Snake Creek Bridge (East)

Photos 

Wabash Trace Bridge

Prion

View this photo at panoramio.com

BH Photo #308756

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Rebuilt after the derailment with a deck plate girder and steel stringer spans. Girder is possibly secondhand.

Facts 

Overview
Deck Plate Girder Bridge over Snake Creek on Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Location
Mills County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Original bridge built 1898, Damaged by a derailment and repaired 1924-25 ; Abandoned 1984; Converted to trail ?
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.0 ft.
Total length: 198.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #1271
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.14462, -95.67871   (decimal degrees)
41°08'41" N, 95°40'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/275198/4558270 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mineola
Inventory number
BH 64208 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (15,716)
Curved (457)
Deck girder (5,745)
Girder (10,234)
Have street view (26,947)
Iowa (6,499)
Mills County, Iowa (70)
Open to pedestrians (4,215)
Owned by state (15,986)
Plate girder (7,923)
Rail-to-trail (1,540)
Railroad (15,414)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,668)
Steel stringer (6,222)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,265)
Wabash Railroad (572)
Wabash Trace Nature Trail (19)

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added information, noted differing spans from previous posting
  • November 24, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added image of 1928 Wabash wreck
  • November 22, 2014: New Street View added by James Holzmeier

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