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Abandoned N&W - Mosquito Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Allan Love Jr.

View this photo at rrpicturearchives.net

BH Photo #237449

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Prior bridge built 1894 & renewed in 1904.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Mosquito Creek on Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Location
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1934; Abandoned 1984
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Deck plate girder w/I-beam stringer approaches on both sides
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 249.5 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #1309
Wabash - Mosquito Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.22509, -95.82879   (decimal degrees)
41°13'30" N, 95°49'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/262892/4567603 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Council Bluffs South
Inventory number
BH 53134 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 13, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 9, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • November 7, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Added Wabash bridge number, original build date and renewal date; additional info in Description.
  • February 1, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • December 16, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • April 3, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Wabash Trace Nature Trail", "Rail-to-trail"
  • April 3, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Updated Status-rails to trails
  • October 18, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed name
  • August 11, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photographs

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