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BNSF - Mud Creek Bridge

Photos 

Mud creek 2

View looking to the NW

Photo taken by James Holzmeier ca. 1997

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #312992

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony Plate Girder Bridge over Mud Creek on Railroad
Location
Runnells, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to rail traffic
History
Bridge built during a line relocation project thru Runnells, as part of the Lake Red Rock Dam project
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Pony plate girder/steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 111.0 ft.
Total length: 447.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.50948, -93.36988   (decimal degrees)
41°30'34" N, 93°22'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/469132/4595382 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Runnells
Inventory number
BH 55333 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 1, 2016: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • January 9, 2015: New photos from James Holzmeier
  • November 7, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Updated bridge history
  • June 30, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Burlington Northern Railroad", "Norfolk & Western Railway", "Wabash Railroad"
  • January 26, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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