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UP - Miller Creek Bridge #4

Photos 

Approaching from the East

View looking down the old ROW west towards the bridge, which is partially hidden in the trees.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in May 2013

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BH Photo #253653

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Miller Creek on former UP RR
Location
Monroe County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned with rails removed
History
Built 1895, Abandoned early 2000s
Builder
- Phoenix Iron Works of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Iowa Central Railway (IAC)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Warren through truss with sub-panels
Dimensions
Span length: 103.0 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.10783, -92.71486   (decimal degrees)
41°06'28" N, 92°42'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/523941/4550766 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Avery
Inventory number
BH 55925 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2016: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • October 27, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • August 31, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: added photo information
  • July 1, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: added fabricator
  • May 13, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added type (Not sure if correct)
  • May 13, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • March 29, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Union Pacific Railroad", "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway", "railroad"

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