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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2938

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2938

Wabash Railroad plan

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BH Photo #311084

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Concrete deck girder bridge over Calhoun Creek on Wabash Railroad
Location
Marion County, Iowa
Status
Bridge removed and site inundated within Lake Red Rock watershed (Calhoun Creek cove)
History
Original 228' low-truss/pile trestle bridge at this location built 1891; replaced by this bridge 1932; town (Dunreath) abandoned and bridge removed account of line abandonment for Lake Red Rock project
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Pile trestle bridge on 3 frame bents
Dimensions
Total length: 233.8 ft.
Deck width: 9.0 ft.
Skew angle
3 degrees
Also called
Calhoun Creek bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.44757, -93.14874   (decimal degrees)
41°26'51" N, 93°08'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/487575/4588453 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Knoxville NW
Inventory number
BH 64439 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (15,913)
Built 1932 (963)
Built during 1930s (11,798)
Iowa (6,544)
Lost (25,212)
Lost 1968 (88)
Lost during 1960s (775)
Marion County, Iowa (125)
Owned by railroad (12,585)
Skewed (4,919)
Timber stringer (4,071)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,296)
Wabash Railroad (575)

Update Log 

  • December 29, 2014: New photo from James Holzmeier
  • December 6, 2014: Added by James Holzmeier

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