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RI - Grants Creek Bridge

Photo 

Only thing left is the piers

Photo taken by Tim Courtney in April 2018

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BH Photo #426025

Map 

Description 

Total length is approximate

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Grants Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Location
Van Buren County, Iowa
Status
Demolished
History
Abandoned and removed ca. 1980
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Keokuk & Des Moines Railway (K&DM)
Design
1 Sp. 34' Deck Plate Girder
2 Panel Timber Pile Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Also called
RI Br. #222
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.55395, -91.66816   (decimal degrees)
40°33'14" N, 91°40'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/612762/4490095 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Croton
Inventory number
BH 74242 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 30, 2018: New photo from Tim Courtney
  • November 2, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "Keokuk & Des Moines Railway", "railroad"

Sources 

  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com