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IC - Little Sioux River Bridge #4

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Correctionville Rail Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2016

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BH Photo #372872

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Street View 

Description 

Bridge had three trusses. The removed spans were built in 1881 by Union Bridge Company. These spans were brought in during 1911, and placed on wooden piers. They were relocated from an unknown location. The other span was built in 1886 by the Union Bridge Company, and was original to the bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt Through Truss Bridge over Little Sioux River on Abandoned Illinois Central Railroad
Location
Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa
Status
Most Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1886, 1881 Truss Spans added 1911, Mostly Removed Ca. 1999
Builder
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
123' wooden trestle
2-122' Pratt Through Trusses
1-175' Pratt Through Truss
103' wooden trestle
All except for 175' truss removed
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 175.0 ft.
Total length: 657.0 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Also called
IC - Bridge #T20.8
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.48716, -95.78727   (decimal degrees)
42°29'14" N, 95°47'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/270925/4707632 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Correctionville
Inventory number
BH 51960 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 14, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Corrected Build Date
  • August 16, 2016: New Street View added by Luke
  • December 16, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • November 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago & North Western Railway"
  • April 5, 2012: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke