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IAIS - Green River Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in March 2012

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BH Photo #227761

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lattice through truss bridge over Green River on Iowa Interstate RR (former Rock Island RR)
Location
Colona, Henry County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1900
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS)
Design
Lattice through truss main with 5 span deck plate west approach
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 340.0 ft.
Also called
RI - Green River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.47992, -90.34486   (decimal degrees)
41°28'48" N, 90°20'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/721683/4595438 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Green Rock
Inventory number
BH 51707 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 22, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • March 15, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Wooden deck"
  • March 15, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • March 14, 2012: Added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

Iowa Interstate RR Green River Bridge
Posted March 16, 2012, by Anonymous

Well since the railroad ties are made of wood, and they are the only thing that could even be considered a deck on this railroad bridge, then the deck is therefore wooden.

Iowa Interstate RR Green River Bridge
Posted March 15, 2012, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I think I might argue that abandoned railroad ties don't count as a wooden deck.