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UP - Industrial Park Bridge

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UP Industrial Park Bridge

As close as I could get

Photo taken by John Marvig in August 2013

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BH Photo #263056

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Backwater Lake on UP RR
Location
Eddyville, Monroe County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1895
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Warren Through Truss and Steel Beam Approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 95.0 ft.
Total length: 225.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.15068, -92.64311   (decimal degrees)
41°09'02" N, 92°38'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/529946/4555545 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eddyville
Inventory number
BH 51935 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 15, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added build date and dimensions
  • April 2, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Chicago & North Western Railway"
  • June 24, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected railroad
  • April 4, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway"
  • April 3, 2012: Added by Jason Smith

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Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

UP Industrial Park Bridge
Posted August 31, 2013, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

I smirked when I read your caption, "as close as I could get." Back when I worked with Railserve, I parked right on top of it one night with 3 BNSF locomotives, having had to go that far north to clear a switch on the south side of the Cargill trackage to bring the sweet bran train into the yard. At the time, I was a little nervous, not being sure if the bridge could hold the weight of 3 heavy 6-axle units.