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CGW - Beaver Creek Bridge

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CGW Beaver Creek Bridge

Looking South. This one is in extremely poor condition.

Photo taken by John Marvig in April 2021

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BH Photo #494237

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck arch bridge over Beaver Creek on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Location
Worth County, Iowa
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1907
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
Design
Deck arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 16.0 ft.
Total length: 32.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.29827, -93.19678   (decimal degrees)
43°17'54" N, 93°11'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/484038/4793956 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Manly
Inventory number
BH 64230 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 3, 2021: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 15, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added build date per 1970s photo
  • November 7, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 24, 2014: Added by Dave King

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Comments 

CGW - Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted April 3, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It always shocks me just how bad the condition these CGW bridges and arches are. I am not sure why, but the CGW structures seem to have a significantly higher rate of failure than comparable structures.

I've hit many arches by this company with holes through the arch, both stone and concrete. I've seen many bridges by them with failing piers, abutments and superstructures. I am not sure if its poor construction, poor materials or a lack of maintenance for the last 100 years on these structures.