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Kiwanis Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jason Smith

BH Photo #101884

Map 

Description 

Spans appear to be related to the 1897 bridge at Byron, Illinois, which was replaced 1928.

Facts 

Overview
Two-span through truss bridge over Rock River on Kiwians Trail
Location
Rock Valley, Sioux County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built Ca. 1895, relocated here at an unknown date, converted to pedestrian use by the Kiwanis Club
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 144.0 ft.
Total length: 655.0 ft.
Also called
Rock Valley Trail Bridge
MILW Bridge #R-780
MILW - Rock River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.20659, -96.31427   (decimal degrees)
43°12'24" N, 96°18'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/718179/4787259 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rock Valley
Inventory number
BH 14420 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2021: New photos from John Marvig
  • January 3, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • June 27, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added build date
  • October 26, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added category "Howe lattice portal bracing"
  • April 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad", "Wooden deck"
  • December 3, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added GPS coordinates
  • September 26, 2005: Posted photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Frank Hicks
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com