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RI - Chippewa Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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BH Photo #373571

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Chippewa Creek on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Location
Wapello County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Abandoned 1980
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Keokuk & Des Moines Railway (K&DM)
Design
4 Panel Open Deck Pile Trestle
1 Sp. 44' Deck plate girder
4 Panel Open Deck Pile Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.0 ft.
Total length: 164.0 ft.
Also called
RI Br. #648
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.92470, -92.23849   (decimal degrees)
40°55'29" N, 92°14'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/564117/4530676 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 74258 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 22, 2016: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • November 3, 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
  • Daniel Barnes