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UP - North Raccoon River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Bradley J. Grefe

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BH Photo #241435

Map 

Description 

Approach arches built 1892

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over North Raccoon River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Greene County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929 replacing an earlier truss
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
6 Span Deck plate girder with 2 Spans Stone Arch Approaching Both Sides
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 548.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Bridge #744
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.01720, -94.43168   (decimal degrees)
42°01'02" N, 94°25'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/381462/4652677 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jefferson West
Inventory number
BH 52562 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

American Bridge Co. (1,529)
Arch (12,239)
Built 1892 (228)
Built 1929 (1,021)
Built during 1920s (9,996)
Chicago & North Western Railway (1,410)
Deck arch (11,477)
Deck girder (5,824)
Girder (10,370)
Greene County, Iowa (40)
Iowa (6,544)
Open (40,042)
Owned by railroad (12,593)
Plate girder (8,042)
Raccoon River (90)
Railroad (15,663)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,464)
Stone arch (3,099)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,884)
Union Pacific Railroad (2,377)

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2018: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 17, 2015: New photos from Lee Smith
  • March 27, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • March 26, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 14, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • May 27, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Union Pacific Railroad"

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Comments 

UP - North Raccoon River Bridge
Posted November 2, 2019, by Carter Solberg (cartersolberg1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Union Pacific 4014 with a passenger special on July 15th,2019.