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UP - Briggs Woods Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Bill Dunbar

BH Photo #205753

Map 

Description 

Information provided by 1918 C&NW Railway Valuation Field Notes at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society Archives

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Boone River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1901, Approaches Added 1909
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
1-60' Deck Plate Girder
1-128' Double-intersection Warren deck truss
1-50' Deck Plate Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 128.0 ft.
Total length: 238.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.44234, -93.79412   (decimal degrees)
42°26'32" N, 93°47'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/434690/4699196 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Webster City
Inventory number
BH 49223 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 18, 2018: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from C&NW Bridge Records
  • April 20, 2014: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 18, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "American Bridge Co."
  • September 17, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added Webster City to city section as the the northern ind of the bridge is RIGHT on the outskirts of Webster City
  • July 19, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added dimensions
  • July 27, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

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