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UP - Miller Creek Bridge #1


East View

Looking east down the old ROW through the old bridge. In the background is the Cargill rail yard that was built over the remains of the former UP/CNW/MStL tracks. Union Pacific formerly used these rails to deliver cars to Albia for interchange with the BNSF. However, Cargill built their own line south from the plant to the BNSF mainline in the early 2000s, in an effort to allow BNSF direct access to the plant and get better freight rates. This led to the abandonment and removal of the UP Eddyville to Albia segment.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in May 2013


BH Photo #368652


Abandoned through truss bridge over Miller Creek on former UP RR
Monroe County, Iowa
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed
Built 1895, abandoned early 2000s.
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Iowa Central Railway (IAC)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (MSTL)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Warren through truss
Span length: 97.0 ft.
Total length: 97.0 ft.
Also called
M&STL Bridge #536
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.12156, -92.68459   (decimal degrees)
41°07'18" N, 92°41'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/526477/4552300 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 55922 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • November 14, 2016: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • October 26, 2016: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • August 31, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: added photo info
  • May 13, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added type
  • May 13, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added build date
  • March 29, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Union Pacific Railroad", "Chicago & North Western Railway", "railroad", "Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway"

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UP - Miller Creek Bridge #1
Posted November 17, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

According to the Monroe County GIS server, this bridge (as well as the others) are still in Union Pacific ownership.