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IAIS - Iowa River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Douglas W. Jones

License: Public domain: Released by author

View this photo at Wikimedia Commons

BH Photo #222870

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Iowa River on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Location
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1901; Partially rebuilt in 1949/1950
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Chicago Plant & ca 1950s NY)
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 642.0 ft.
Also called
RI - Iowa River Bridge (1901)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65282, -91.53897   (decimal degrees)
41°39'10" N, 91°32'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/621656/4612261 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Iowa City West
Inventory numbers
IA 31560 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 49783 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 18, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 15, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 13, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added dimensions
  • August 11, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected build date & noted other builder
  • June 18, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • November 28, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • July 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added probable build date based on build date of approach span and probabble builder based on plaque shape.
  • May 24, 2012: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • January 6, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • October 8, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

Iowa River IAIS Bridge #2
Posted November 9, 2011, by Anonymous

This photo (I took in 2006) is in the public domain and shows the bridge quite well, along with a pair of heavy Chinese QJ steam locomotives. Railroad bridges always seem to look better under steam.

-- http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SteamAcrossIowaRiver....

Iowa River IAIS Bridge #2
Posted October 8, 2011, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

If you know the history and year of the piers you should add it to the bridge description.

Iowa River IAIS Bridge #2
Posted October 8, 2011, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

Looks like those piers are from a much older bridge.