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RI - County Road W55/Wayland Road Overpass

Photos 

Looking South

The one remaining abutment is the east one. The west abutment and the fill on that side are long gone...

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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BH Photo #251744

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The data in the 1973 Rock Island track chart for this bridge is wrong. Both this bridge and the nearby Crooked Creek Bridge have the same bridge number and dimensions, most likely due to accidental error in data entry when preparing the track chart. Simple visual comparison of the two bridges in aerial imagery shows this bridge to be appreciably shorter than the Crooked Creek Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over County Road W55/Wayland Road on former Rock Island RR
Location
Washington County, Iowa
Status
Demolished with one abutment remaining
History
Built 1945, abandoned and removed 1983
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.24412, -91.67832   (decimal degrees)
41°14'39" N, 91°40'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/610745/4566699 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wayland
Inventory number
BH 55932 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1945 (278)
Built during 1940s (4,108)
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (1,115)
Deck girder (5,778)
Girder (10,301)
Have street view (27,072)
Iowa (6,530)
Lost (25,007)
Lost 1983 (108)
Lost during 1980s (1,398)
Owned by railroad (12,504)
Plate girder (7,985)
Railroad (15,607)
Washington County, Iowa (131)

Update Log 

  • December 21, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • September 1, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added info from track chart
  • August 14, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • August 13, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "Railroad"
  • August 13, 2013: Added by Dave King
  • March 29, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "railroad"

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