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DM&E - Mad Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Luke in July 2012

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BH Photo #234555

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Mad Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Location
Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1901; Raised during a USACE project taking place 1977-1983
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of Washington, D.C. (Raising 1977-1983)
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- I&M Rail Link (IMRL)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 115.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.42474, -91.03608   (decimal degrees)
41°25'29" N, 91°02'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/664108/4587770 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Muscatine
Inventory number
BH 52330 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 10, 2018: Updated by Luke: Noted date range for bridge raising project; Added image
  • September 26, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • April 12, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 18, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • April 4, 2013: New photos from Luke Harden
  • October 2, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: New photos from Luke Harden
  • July 5, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date & builder
  • May 4, 2012: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • May 3, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Canadian Pacific Railway", "Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern Railroad", "Iowa, Chicago, and Eastern Railroad", "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad", "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Rail

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Comments 

Mad Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted October 2, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Yup, this one was definitely raised