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MILW - Cone Lake Bridge

Photos 

East View

The former ROW on the west side of the bridge is now part of the Hoover Trail.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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BH Photo #249961

Map 

Description 

Bridge removed when rail line was abandoned in 1985.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Cone Lake on Railroad
Location
Muscatine County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1944, Removed in 1985
Builder
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.37556, -91.32617   (decimal degrees)
41°22'32" N, 91°19'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/639972/4581800 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nichols
Inventory number
BH 54470 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2019: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date
  • March 6, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • February 2, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date.
  • November 14, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

MILW - Cone Lake Bridge
Posted January 24, 2019, by Luke

Bridge was single-track.

MILW - Cone Lake Bridge
Posted January 24, 2019, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

The piers were probably built that wide to accommodate a second track.

MILW Cone Lake Bridge
Posted March 6, 2013, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

I just visited the remains of this bridge a few days ago. You can access it from the west by walking down the old ROW, which is now part of the Hoover Trail.