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Kenwood Park 1st Avenue Boulevard Overpass


1st Avenue used to have "Boulevard" as part of it's name.

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923


BH Photo #502760


Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad on 1st Avenue Boulevard
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
Filled In
Filled In ?; Removed 2020
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.00800, -91.63485   (decimal degrees)
42°00'29" N, 91°38'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/613045/4651565 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93885 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Cedar Rapids, Iowa (99)
Filled in (99)
Girder (11,236)
Iowa (6,812)
Kenwood Park, Iowa (1)
Linn County, Iowa (251)
Lost (29,202)
Lost 2020 (155)
Lost during 2020s (299)
Owned by city (6,115)
Plate girder (8,782)
Through girder (4,215)

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2021: Updated by Luke: Noted that bridge was filled in, but work in 2020 resulted in what remained being removed
  • August 10, 2021: New photo from Luke



Kenwood Park 1st Avenue Boulevard Overpass
Posted January 24, 2022, by Ryan Myers (ryanmyers8 [at] gmail [dot] com)

What a amazing photo. The CMSP&P line ran right off of my babysitters back yard when I was 3-6 years old. It is one of my most vivid memories of being that young, watching those freight trains gain speed as they worked up that slight grade toward this overpass as my sitter's house was just south of the 27th Street NE road crossing. I have searched so much to find more photography of this all but forgotten and once very utilized line that crept right through residences and behind business on its way to meet with the east west main line. If anyone can point me in the direction of any other documentation or imagery of this line going through NE and SE Cedar Rapids, please email me! This history must be preserved!