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Sioux City Elevated Railway

Map 

Description 

The Sioux City Elevated Railway went from a station as 3rd/Jones Street to ground level at Leech Avenue near what is now US75, where it continued at ground-level on Transit Avenue to Peters Park.

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Steel stringer bridge over City Streets on Sioux City Elevated Railway
Location
Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1891,
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Railroad
- Sioux City Elevated Railway
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 10,560.0 ft. (2.0 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.49307, -96.39081   (decimal degrees)
42°29'35" N, 96°23'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/714417/4707822 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sioux City South
Elevation
1157 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 57818 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

Comments 

Sioux City Elevated Railway
Posted October 26, 2016, by Randal O'Toole (rot [at] streamlinermemories [dot] info)

The elevated line started at 3rd and Jones, not 34th & jones. See http://www.siouxcityhistory.org/transportation/114-elevated-...