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CBQ - Big Indian Creek Bridge #1

Photos 

Looks west

Only the west pier and east abutment remain

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BH Photo #517414

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Big Indian Creek on former Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Location
Van Buren County, Iowa
Status
Demolished
History
Line abandoned 1969, bridge removed 1970s
Railroad
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
1 - 148ft Through Truss
2 Panel Pile Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 148.0 ft.
Also called
CBQ Br. #45.57
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.63614, -91.76659   (decimal degrees)
40°38'10" N, 91°45'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/604301/4499097 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bonaparte
Inventory number
BH 55621 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (16,994)
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (572)
Iowa (6,812)
Lost (29,326)
Owned by railroad (13,606)
Railroad (16,559)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,469)
Through truss (17,377)
Timber stringer (4,361)
Truss (36,155)
Van Buren County, Iowa (83)

Update Log 

  • February 6, 2022: New photos from Tim Courtney
  • October 6, 2014: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added info from track chart
  • February 23, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "railroad", "Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad", "Burlington Northern Railroad"

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