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RI - West Otter Creek Bridge

Photos 

Old Railroad Bridge

Remnants can be seen from the bridge on Otter Road looking west.

Photo taken by Dave King

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BH Photo #255051

Facts 

Overview
Lost steel stringer bridge over West Otter Creek on Railroad (RI)
Location
Linn County, Iowa
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
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
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 32.0 ft.
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Also called
RI - Br. #107
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.10734, -91.71717   (decimal degrees)
42°06'26" N, 91°43'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/606062/4662490 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Rapids North
Inventory number
BH 56425 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2021: New photo from Luke
  • June 16, 2013: New photo 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