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RI - Eldon Rail Bridge

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River/ CR J12 (River Road) on former Rock Island RR
Location
Eldon, Wapello County, Iowa
Status
Demolished with piers and abutments remaining
History
Built 1916, abandoned 1980, removed 1983
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
1 - 30' DPG
4 - 44' DPG
10 - 75' DPG
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 956.0 ft.
Also called
RI Bridge #2946
RI - Des Moines River Bridge (Eldon)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.91552, -92.22639   (decimal degrees)
40°54'56" N, 92°13'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/565144/4529666 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eldon
Inventory number
BH 51358 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 27, 2016: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • December 30, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: added info
  • September 13, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: edited info
  • August 26, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Edited photos and added information
  • February 14, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added build date
  • February 11, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • November 12, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added specific girder type.
  • July 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed in the 1980s
  • February 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Was originally a 5 span truss bridge with stone abutments
  • February 20, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Des Moines River", "Railroad", "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"

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