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RI - Walnut Creek Bridge

Photos 

NE View

The former Rock Island bridges in Washington County have fence around the old abutments. I guess the county put it in after the bridges were torn out as some sort of safety measure.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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BH Photo #251618

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Walnut 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 - 45' DPG
1 - 75' DPG
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 165.0 ft.
Also called
RI Bridge #2530
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.20229, -91.74913   (decimal degrees)
41°12'08" N, 91°44'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/604878/4561967 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wayland
Inventory number
BH 55899 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: added info
  • April 30, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Removed category "Skewed"
  • March 28, 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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