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CNW - Bow Creek Bridge

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Description 

Built in Black River Falls, Wisconsin in 1885. Removed and installed here 1916. Abandoned and removed in 1971.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Bow Creek on Chicago & North Western Railway
Location
Cedar County, Nebraska
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1885 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin; Installed Here in 1916, Abandoned and Removd 1971
Builder
- Alden & Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (CMO)
Design
Double-intersection Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 281.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.73177, -97.14742   (decimal degrees)
42°43'54" N, 97°08'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/651658/4732692 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83727 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 9, 2018: New photos from John Marvig

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CNW - Bow Creek Bridge
Posted December 9, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here is a valuation sheet for this bridge. The Interstate Commerce Commission required all railroads to create sheets similar to this, primarily to document all facets of railroad operations, including all bridges/culverts. I will continue trying to find more, as they likely include all information on bridges constructed before 1918.