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RI - East Branch West Nishnabotna River Bridge

Photos 

Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

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BH Photo #246138

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over East Branch West Nishnabotna River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Location
Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Status
Destroyed by a derailment
History
Built ?; Approach replaced 1910; Destroyed by a derailment in 1939
Builder
- Gould Construction Co. of Davenport, Iowa (Concrete Approach)
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.47397, -95.33185   (decimal degrees)
41°28'26" N, 95°19'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/305292/4593998 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Avoca
Inventory number
BH 55079 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2017: New photos from Dave King
  • April 2, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added info/builder on approach replacement
  • May 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Destroyed by a derailment and never rebuilt.
  • April 4, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added removal date
  • April 3, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Mapped
  • January 2, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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