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RI - Monks Creek Bridge

Photos 

West trestle approach looking NE

Photo taken by Tim Courtney in April 2018

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BH Photo #426018

Map 

Description 

Total length is approximate.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned TPG bridge over Monks Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Location
Lee County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Abandoned 1980
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Keokuk & Des Moines Railway (K&DM)
Design
1 Sp. 66' Through Plate Girder
2 Panel Open Deck Pile Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 66.0 ft.
Total length: 96.0 ft.
Also called
RI Br. #198
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.54451, -91.62188   (decimal degrees)
40°32'40" N, 91°37'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/616697/4489107 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Argyle
Inventory number
BH 74233 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 30, 2018: New photos from Tim Courtney
  • November 2, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Keokuk & Des Moines Railway"
  • November 1, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "railroad"

Sources 

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

Comments 

RI - Monks Creek Bridge
Posted April 30, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

There appears to be a missing plaque outline on the main span. It looks to me like it might be an American Bridge plaque, but it is hard to tell. It would certainly add up though, as Ambridge was a favorite of RI, the plaque matches the 1901-1910 shape of the ambridge plaques and the bridge appears to date from this time period.