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RI - Old Trestle

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Description 

The description of this bridge from the 1973 RI track chart seems to be wildly inaccurate. The bridge is listed as a 1 PAN TRT. 1 PAN would mean that this bridge was a single-panel, wooden pile trestle; however, TRT is the abbreviation for a riveted through-truss. From available aerial imagery, the bridge seems to be a medium sized, multi-panel pile trestle, but only a field visit or better aerial view will nail it down for sure.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Location
Wapello County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
Timber stringer
Also called
RI Bridge #656
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.93820, -92.27138   (decimal degrees)
40°56'18" N, 92°16'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/561335/4532152 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 80756 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,349)
Beam (14,421)
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (1,023)
Iowa (6,193)
Railroad (14,385)
Timber stringer (3,713)
Wapello County, Iowa (107)

Update Log 

  • March 17, 2018: Added by Dylan VanAntwerp

Sources 

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