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MILW - Wapsipinicon River Bridge (DeWitt)

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #416127

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Location
Scott County, Iowa, and Clinton County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1910; Abandoned & Removed 1931
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.75983, -90.58033   (decimal degrees)
41°45'35" N, 90°34'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/701149/4625941 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
De Witt
Inventory number
BH 80023 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added loss date
  • January 11, 2018: Added by Luke

Comments 

MILW - Wapsipinicon River Bridge (DeWitt)
Posted January 22, 2018, by Luke

Line was abandoned from DeWitt to Eldridge in 1931 based on the book I just added to the sources section. Based on the lightweight construction, it was relocated here. Something that, based on the many relocations John Marvig's uncovered, comes as no shock.

MILW - Wapsipinicon River Bridge (DeWitt)
Posted January 22, 2018, by Luke

It is, as the only other railroad bridge in the general vicinity was the Rock Island/BCRN bridge at McCausland, but that line was heading northeasterly towards Clinton.

Also it (And all other bridges on that line.) were gone by 1937, as they don't appear in aerial views from that year.

MILW - Wapsipinicon River Bridge (DeWitt)
Posted January 22, 2018, by Anonymous

This may be the bridge Henry was commenting on.

There also appears to be a girder bridge a bit north on what is still somewhat visible as the old ROW.

Or is it a privately built bridge?

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