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CNW - South Fork Iowa River Bridge (Gifford)

Photo 

Photo provided by Wayne Reed

BH Photo #272307

Map 

Description 

Build date provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over South Fork Iowa River on Railroad (CNW)
Location
Gifford, Hardin County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1910
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 147.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Bridge #146
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.29353, -93.08533   (decimal degrees)
42°17'37" N, 93°05'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/492965/4682371 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eldora
Inventory number
BH 59110 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1910 (1,095)
Built during 1910s (9,226)
Chicago & North Western Railway (1,301)
Gifford, Iowa (1)
Girder (9,081)
Hardin County, Iowa (73)
Iowa (6,177)
Iowa River (129)
Lost (22,103)
Plate girder (6,905)
Railroad (14,298)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,985)
Through girder (3,368)
Through truss (13,953)
Truss (31,114)
Warren through truss (1,546)
Warren truss (6,228)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from C&NW Bridge Records
  • January 1, 2014: New photo from Luke Harden
  • December 30, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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