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RI - West Nishnabotna River Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over West Nishnabotna River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Location
Avoca, Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Status
Removed
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48267, -95.35178   (decimal degrees)
41°28'58" N, 95°21'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/303654/4595010 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Avoca
Inventory number
BH 69556 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 13, 2021: Updated by Luke: Removed builder; Commentor was referring to https://bridgehunter.com/ia/pottawattamie/bh55079/
  • February 13, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder per forum comment
  • January 10, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Fixed mistake

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Comments 

RI - West Nishnabotna River Bridge
Posted February 13, 2021, by Luke

The bridge you're thinking of is https://bridgehunter.com/ia/pottawattamie/bh55079/, complete with a screencap of the article you mention.

RI - West Nishnabotna River Bridge
Posted February 13, 2021, by Dan Nichols (jinkslingr [at] aol [dot] com)

The Davenport, Iowa newspaper story in February 1911 shows a photo of this bridge. The story says that the builder was the Gould Construction Company of Davenport.