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RI - Eldon Rail Bridge (Old)

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #347367

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Location
Eldon, Wapello County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1895; Replaced 1916
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Keokuk & Des Moines Railway (K&DM)
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 600.0 ft.
Also called
RI - Des Moines River Bridge (Eldon, Original)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.91565, -92.22621   (decimal degrees)
40°54'56" N, 92°13'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/565159/4529681 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eldon
Inventory number
BH 52980 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 24, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • February 14, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added most probable loss date.
  • February 11, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • September 8, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "railroad"
  • July 23, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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