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IANR - Hawkeye Avenue Overpass


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Photo taken by Jason & Birgit Smith

BH Photo #101776

Street View 


Stone arch bridge over Hawkeye Avenue on the Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad at Nora Springs
Nora Springs, Floyd County, Iowa
Open to traffic
Built 1889
- F.A. MacDonald of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Assistant Engineer)
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- Iowa Northern Railway (IANR)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
Stone arch main span with Stone Box pedestrian portals
Span length: 28.0 ft.
Total length: 28.0 ft.
Also called
Gaylord Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.13733, -93.00953   (decimal degrees)
43°08'14" N, 93°00'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/499224/4776065 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nora Springs
Land survey
T. 96 N., R. 18 W., Sec. 18 (Rock Grove Township)
Inventory numbers
IA 8720 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13507 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2022: New photo from Luke
  • April 3, 2021: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 5, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • August 29, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway"
  • May 1, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • February 13, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Iowa, Chicago, and Eastern Railroad", "Canadian Pacific Railway", "Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern Railroad", "Iowa Northern Railroad"
  • December 19, 2005: Posted photos from Jason & Birgit Smith


  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke


Hawkeye Avenue Underpass
Posted October 25, 2007, by stick (rmh412 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

hey that bridge is fuckin haunted