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RI - Bayfield Arch

Photos 

Photo taken by Luke in April 2021

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BH Photo #495089

Map 

Description 

This arch is located on property owned by D&M Wagner Inc. Mr. Wagner was very gracious in letting me access his land.

Facts 

Overview
Crumbling Stone arch bridge over Unnamed Stream on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Location
Bayfield, Muscatine County, Iowa
Status
Abandoned
History
Abandoned 1938
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Minnesota Railway (BCRM)
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Muscatine & Iowa City Railway (M&IC)
- Muscatine Western Railroad (MWRy)
Design
Stone arch
Also called
RI - Unnamed Stream Arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.46496, -91.14904   (decimal degrees)
41°27'54" N, 91°08'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/654572/4592027 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Muscatine NW
Inventory number
BH 66928 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2021: New photos from Luke
  • April 1, 2021: New photo from Luke
  • March 21, 2020: New photo from Luke
  • March 16, 2020: Updated by Luke: Corrected type; Noted historical city name.
  • April 7, 2015: Added by Luke

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Comments 

RI - Bayfield Arch
Posted April 9, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The yellow clay based brick is interesting. Normally BCRN bridges have a reddish brick on both stone and concrete arches:

http://bridgehunter.com/ia/washington/ri---unnamed-stream/

http://bridgehunter.com/mn/rice/bh53757/

http://bridgehunter.com/ia/dickinson/bh67968/

Itís really too bad to see this one in such tough shape. It seems to be older than a lot of the stone arches I would expect to see in Iowa.

RI - Unnamed Stream Arch
Posted April 9, 2021, by Luke

Got in contact with the landowner and photographed it today.

Picture will be posted later.

RI - Unnamed Stream Arch
Posted March 21, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one looks old, probably constructed before 1885. Sad to see it so overgrown and in such tough shape.