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RI - South Fork Long Creek Bridge

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East Abutment

All the old abandoned Rock Island bridge sites in Washington County have chain link fence around the abutments. I think this was some sort of safety prevention done after they were torn out to keep people off them.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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BH Photo #251633

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over South Fork Long 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 - 80' DPG
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Also called
RI Bridge #2420
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.27949, -91.56700   (decimal degrees)
41°16'46" N, 91°34'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/620008/4570773 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ainsworth
Inventory number
BH 55898 (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 "railroad", "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"

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