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UP - Boone River Bridge (Goldfield)

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Goldfield Rail Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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BH Photo #407157

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Boone River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Goldfield, Wright County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 202.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.73945, -93.92744   (decimal degrees)
42°44'22" N, 93°55'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/424087/4732298 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eagle Grove
Inventory number
BH 78888 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 7, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 19, 2017: Added by John Marvig

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UP - Boone River Bridge (Goldfield)
Posted January 7, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Found a date carving on the west abutment, which supported a short deck girder until it was replaced in the 1980s. Not sure if I believe the 1890 date for the main spans. Does anyone have any input on that?