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Iowa Central - Mississippi River Bridge

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Taken around 1900

Source: Wikipedia

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BH Photo #127400

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Iowa Central Railroad in Keithsburg
Location
Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois, and Louisa County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1886, demolished 1910
Builders
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (Superstructure)
- Sooysmith & Co. of New York (Substructure)
Railroad
- Iowa Central Railway (IAC)
Design
Whipple through truss
Also called
First Keithsburg Rail Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.10475, -90.95272   (decimal degrees)
41°06'17" N, 90°57'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/671911/4552404 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Keithsburg
Inventory number
BH 38052 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 27, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • June 18, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • March 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Navigable waterway", "Iowa Central Railway"
  • March 1, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Added GPS coordinates
  • November 10, 2008: Added by Nathan Morton

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Iowa Central - Mississippi River Bridge
Posted May 23, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

That's the one Luke.Thanks.Never hurts to ask.

Iowa Central - Mississippi River Bridge
Posted May 23, 2017, by Luke
Iowa Central - Mississippi River Bridge
Posted May 23, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I looked on the map and saw another bridge on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River.If you follow the rail line ROW you will see it.Looks like a wooden trestle.Is this bridge on Bridgehunters?

Iowa Central - Mississippi River Bridge
Posted May 22, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

As always Luke I thank you for your bridge acumen

Iowa Central - Mississippi River Bridge
Posted May 22, 2017, by Luke

The lift span was the successor bridge to the one this entry is for.