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Clive Greenbelt Trail - Walnut Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Kary Nieuwenhuis

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Overview
Pony plate girder bridge over Walnut Creek on Clive Greenbelt Trail
Location
Clive, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1889, Likely Relocated Here; Converted to trail use 1991
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 190.0 ft.
Also called
MILW - Walnut Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.61127, -93.78597   (decimal degrees)
41°36'41" N, 93°47'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/434513/4606915 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Commerce
Inventory number
BH 53028 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • May 5, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 29, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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Clive Greenbelt Trail - Walnut Creek Bridge
Posted December 4, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The city of Clive is considering replacing this bridge:

http://www.cityofclive.com/government/clive-open-forum?pd_ur...

This bridge is one of the oldest known railroad through girders in the country.