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BCRN - Cedar River Bridge (Old)

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Published in the Muscatine Journal

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BH Photo #442264

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Howe through truss bridge over Cedar River on Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad
Location
Muscatine County, Iowa
Status
Partially destroyed by fire and replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1872; Burned 1902; Replaced 1902/1903
Builders
- American Bridge Works of Chicago, Illinois (Superstructure)
- O'Hanlan & O'Hara (Substructure)
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Minnesota Railway (BCRM)
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Muscatine Western Railway (MWRy)
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 624.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.47384, -91.21117   (decimal degrees)
41°28'26" N, 91°12'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/649363/4592904 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Muscatine NW
Inventory number
BH 72507 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2019: New photo from Luke
  • September 15, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder

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