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CN - Shell Rock River Bridge (Glennville)

Photo 

Overview of bridge

Photo taken in summer 1998 by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #113280

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Timber Stringer Bridge over Shell Rock River on Canadian National Railway
Location
Glenville, Freeborn County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1961
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Cedar River Railroad (CEDR)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 169.0 ft.
Also called
IC Bridge #C93.6
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.57413, -93.27783   (decimal degrees)
43°34'27" N, 93°16'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/477566/4824611 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Glenville
Inventory number
BH 36402 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "railroad"
  • March 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Cedar River Railroad"
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated GPS coordinates
  • March 27, 2008: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

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

Comments 

CN - Shell Rock River Bridge (Glennville)
Posted May 4, 2014, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I heard the same rumors about abandonment north of Stacyville, IA. Would be cool to (legally) get at that truss near Lyle..

CN Shell Rock River Bridge (Glennville)
Posted May 4, 2014, by Richard Hendrickson (hawley3rdarmy [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge is now in very poor condition. I live near Glenville and I believe this line from the junction with the UP spine line at Glenville to Lyle, MN will be abandoned. I have seen no trains on this line for a few years, and the ties are in very poor condition. It's sad I really wish there was more train acion other than the plain old UP trains 14 times a day.