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RI - West Fork Crooked Creek Bridge

Photos 

East View

Heading east towards the former bridge site. It's hidden in the trees a few dozen yards past this fence.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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BH Photo #251654

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over West Fork Crooked Creek on former Rock Island RR
Location
Washington County, Iowa
Status
Demolished with piers and abutments remaining
History
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
2 - 60' DPG
1 - 100' DPG
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 220.0 ft.
Also called
RI Bridge #2480
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.24596, -91.67196   (decimal degrees)
41°14'45" N, 91°40'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/611275/4566912 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wayland
Inventory number
BH 55897 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: added info
  • March 29, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • March 26, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "railroad"

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