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RI - Morgan Branch Bridge #1 (Old Alignment)



Abandoned stone arch bridge over Morgan Branch on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Davis County, Iowa
Abandoned 1946 on account of line relocation project
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.85256, -92.33116   (decimal degrees)
40°51'09" N, 92°19'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/556375/4522605 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 70640 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Abandoned (3,794)
Arch (12,472)
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (1,127)
Davis County, Iowa (76)
Deck arch (11,711)
Iowa (6,683)
Owned privately (1,848)
Railroad (16,166)
Stone arch (3,204)

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Correct location and added info


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


RI - Morgan Branch Bridge #1 (Old Alignment)
Posted December 23, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Davis County pictometry imagery confirms that this is a fairly large stone arch..

RI - Morgan Branch Bridge #1 (Old Alignment)
Posted December 10, 2016, by Luke

I think this is one John found on aerial view and asked me to add.

RI - Morgan Branch Bridge
Posted December 10, 2016, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

Luke, I realize it has been a little while since you added this bridge, but do you remember where you found the info about it that led you to add it? I corrected the location. You had on it on the 1946 alignment out of Floris, but the Rock Island didn't have any arches on the new line. They were all concrete culverts on the smaller crossings. The older ROW crosses to Morgan Branch to the southwest, and there is still something over the creek, presumably this arch. This is very close to where I used to live, so if I can get down there one of these days, I will go check it out.