Abandoned Mosquito Creek Arch

Abandoned Stone Arch Bridge over Mosquito Creek
Near Lincoln, Tama County, Iowa

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Name Abandoned Mosquito Creek Arch
Built By Wisconsin, Iowa & Nebraska Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Private Owner
Length 6 Feet Total
Width 1 Track
Height Above Ground 5 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type Stone Arch
Substructure Type Stone Masonry
Date Built Ca. 1900
Traffic Count 0 Trains/Day (Bridge is Abandoned)
Current Status Abandoned
CGW Bridge Number F83
Significance Local Significance
Documentation Date September 2017
A brief history of the Chicago Great Western route to Kansas City:


This simple stone arch bridge crosses Mosquito Creek near Lincoln, Iowa.
Now abandoned, the bridge was constructed in approximately 1900. These types of stone arches are common and oftentimes do not have any clear dates associated with it.
In an overall decent condition, the bridge likely is owned privately by a nearby farmer.

The author has ranked this bridge as being locally significant, due to the common design.
The photo above is an overview. The bridge can be accessed from E Avenue.


Source Type


Build Date Estimated based on similar bridges
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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