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CN - Cedar River Bridge


Looking North

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in January 2009


BH Photo #131512

Street View 


Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on Canadian National Railway in Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa
Open to traffic
Built 1899
- American Bridge Works of Chicago, Illinois
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad (CC)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- Iowa Northern Railway (IANR)
Three span Pratt through truss rail bridge over the Cedar River in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Length of largest span: 148.0 ft.
Total length: 444.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.53950, -92.44580   (decimal degrees)
42°32'22" N, 92°26'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/545507/4709827 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Falls
Inventory number
BH 38492 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 6, 2022: New photo from Tim Courtney
  • September 12, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 7, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • May 31, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 2, 2015: New photos from Dave King
  • February 21, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • November 1, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 16, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added Builder
  • August 13, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • December 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date.
  • April 7, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad", "Illinois Central Railroad"
  • March 12, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • March 10, 2012: Updated by Owen McCormick: Added category "Canadian National Railway"
  • December 5, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • April 11, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added GPS and Street View
  • January 9, 2009: Added by Quinn Phelan

Related Bridges 


  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Owen McCormick
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig Railroad Bridge Photogaphy
  • Geoff Hubbs


CN - Cedar River Bridge
Posted February 6, 2022, by Luke

Tim, the covered bridge has an entry: https://bridgehunter.com/ia/black-hawk/bh71183/

CN - Cedar River Bridge
Posted September 24, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Uh, oh...

There are some nice bowstrings in this part of Iowa. I have done some bridgehunting in the area back in the day...

CN - Cedar River Bridge
Posted September 24, 2016, by Anonymous
Canadian National Railway bridge Over Cedar River
Posted June 15, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Time for a snow-free look at the other end.