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UP - Drainage Ditch Bridge


South Side

The bridge and the tracks are all pretty rough looking.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013


BH Photo #249392



Concrete deck girder bridge over Drainage Ditch by Newell St crossing
Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa
Open to traffic
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
- Iowa Northern Railway (IANR)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Concrete deck girder
Also called
IANR - Drainage Ditch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.51300, -92.25402   (decimal degrees)
42°30'47" N, 92°15'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/561281/4707006 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waterloo North
Inventory number
BH 55604 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed reporting marks as IANR is the owner of the line, cahnged stream to Drainage Ditch
  • February 20, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Union Pacific Railroad", "Chicago Great Western Railway", "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Iowa Northern Railroad"


  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com
  • Luke


UP Drainage Ditch Bridge
Posted February 20, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Apparently the BH feature only recognizes IANR as the user, but, according to the IDOT railroad map, UP trackage ends and D&W trackage begins at Dewar, Iowa. The line ownership, according to BH, appears to be Iowa Northern's.

I'll put "IANR Drainage Ditch Bridge" as an alt name, just in case.

IANR Drainage Ditch Bridge
Posted February 20, 2013, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

Does IANR own any of this line? I know they operate the D&W, which they don't own. Where does the line switch from UP/IANR to D&W?