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UP - Chariton River Bridge

Photos 

Looking Southeast

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in March 2018

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BH Photo #420285

Description 

Original bridge here built 1913 when the line was constructed. South span built 1898, meaning it came from somewhere else. Center span probably dates to the 1930s or 1940s, and north span is "twinned", also indicating those pieces came from somewhere else.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Chariton River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Lucas County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Originally built 1913 with a single deck girder; Secondhand Approaches Added 1941
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (center span)
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (south span)
- List & Weatherly Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri (Abutments)
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
1-90' Deck plate girder (1898)
1-100' Deck Plate Girder (Ca. 1940)
1-35' Twinned Deck Plate Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 225.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.99218, -93.30383   (decimal degrees)
40°59'32" N, 93°18'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/474444/4537933 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Corydon NE
Inventory number
BH 75954 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 8, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added approach construction date
  • March 3, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added information, noted relocation
  • March 30, 2018: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • March 7, 2017: Added by Daniel Barnes

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