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RI - Cedar Creek Bridge

Photos 

Remnants in 2002

A new bridge was constructed in 2002 that reused the old abutments as part of the Jefferson County trail system.

View this photo at jeffersoncountytrails.org

BH Photo #265224

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren Deck Truss over Cedar Creek on former Rock Island RR
Location
Jefferson County, Iowa
Status
Demolished with piers and abutments remaining. Abutments re-used in construction of new rail trail bridge.
History
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983, abutments reused in new trail bridge 2002
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
2 x 90' Deck Plate Girder
1 x 200' Riveted Subdivided Warren Deck Truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 380.0 ft.
Also called
RI - Br.#2780
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.98587, -92.01616   (decimal degrees)
40°59'09" N, 92°00'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/582760/4537654 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Libertyville
Inventory number
BH 55900 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added info from track chart
  • April 2, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Removed category "Skewed"
  • March 26, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "railroad", "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"

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Comments 

RI - Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted May 22, 2021, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

This lost bridge and the current day Union Pacific Weldon River Bridge south of Princeton, Missouri were probably of identical design. Both were constructed by the Rock Island in the 1940s on account of realignment projects, and both featured 200ft deck truss main spans with 90ft DPGs on either side for approaches.

https://bridgehunter.com/mo/mercer/bh70158/