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RI - West Otter Creek Bridge #2

Photos 

Railroad Bridge #2

4 stone remnants can still be seen through the trees on Otter Road

Photo taken by Dave King

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BH Photo #255052

Facts 

Overview
Lost steel stringer bridge over West Otter Creek on Railroad (RI)
Location
Linn County, Iowa
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built ?; Damaged by derailment & reset 1969; Line abandoned 1976, bridge removed shortly thereafter
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
5 x 32' I Beam Spans on stone supports
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 32.0 ft.
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Also called
Rock Island Bridge #110
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.11060, -91.71696   (decimal degrees)
42°06'38" N, 91°43'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/606075/4662853 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Rapids North
Inventory number
BH 56426 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 1, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added info from track chart
  • June 16, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • June 2, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added information
  • May 31, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added railroad info
  • May 31, 2013: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com