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RI - Cedar River Bridge

Photo 

Photo provided by The Cedar Rapids Gazette

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BH Photo #442942

Map 

Description 

Length is estimate

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Cedar River on Railroad
Location
Cedar County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1912; Removed 1940
Builders
- Clarey Quert Construction Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
- Elmer J.C. Bealer of Cedar Valley, Iowa (Stonemason)
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 917.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.75332, -91.27081   (decimal degrees)
41°45'12" N, 91°16'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/643761/4623833 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Bluff
Inventory number
BH 55182 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 25, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • January 11, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

RI - Cedar River Bridge
Posted February 18, 2017, by C Last (atlast [at] speedconnect [dot] com)

The rail line from Elmira through Tipton to Clinton was opened late 1884. The bridge had to be completed by then.