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UP - Richards Creek Arch

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UP Richards Creek Arch

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Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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BH Photo #408092

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Facts 

Overview
Stone arch arch bridge over Richards Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Ames, Story County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1899
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 13.0 ft.
Total length: 25.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.02991, -93.56250   (decimal degrees)
42°01'48" N, 93°33'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/453436/4653249 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ames East
Inventory number
BH 55588 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,800)
Ames, Iowa (55)
Arch (11,440)
Built 1899 (356)
Built during 1890s (2,712)
Chicago & North Western Railway (1,295)
Deck arch (10,682)
Iowa (6,151)
Open (38,350)
Owned by railroad (10,919)
Railroad (14,226)
Span length under 25 feet (6,396)
Stone arch (2,752)
Story County, Iowa (152)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,574)
Union Pacific Railroad (2,135)

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • February 18, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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