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CGW - Cedar River Bridge (Otranto, New)

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Description 

Just north of the remaining piers from this bridge are two large objects in the river channel that look like failed piers from an older bridge. It would appear judging by their close proximity and similar span length that there was an older girder bridge at this location, which was subsequently replaced.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck Plate Girder bridge over Cedar River on former Chicago Great Western, later Chicago & North Western Railway
Location
Mitchell County, Iowa
Status
Demolished
History
Abandoned 1981, removed 1980s
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.47673, -92.97951   (decimal degrees)
43°28'36" N, 92°58'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/501657/4813757 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82455 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Chicago & North Western Railway (1,405)
Chicago Great Western Railway (197)
Deck girder (5,753)
Girder (10,247)
Iowa (6,511)
Lost (24,767)
Mitchell County, Iowa (44)
Owned by railroad (12,432)
Plate girder (7,933)
Railroad (15,438)

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2018: Added by Dylan VanAntwerp

Sources 

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