UP Bridge #160.28

Through Plate Girder Bridge over Linn Creek Tributary
Lamoille, Marshall County, Iowa

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Name UP Bridge #160.28
Built By Chicago & North Western Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Union Pacific Railroad
Length 60 Feet Total
Width 2 Tracks
Height Above Ground 10 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type Through Plate Girder
Substructure Type Stone Masonry and Concrete
Date Built 1901
Traffic Count 75 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
UP Bridge Number 160.75
C&NW Bridge Number 485
Significance Local Significance
Documentation Date April 2018
A brief history of the Chicago & North Western Iowa Division mainline, now part of the Overland Route:


This standard through girder bridge crosses a branch of Linn Creek near 220th Street.
Built in 1901, this bridge features a single through girder span, set onto stone and concrete substructures.
The bridge follows a standardized design used for this route.
Overall, the bridge appears to be in fair condition. Bridges like this have been replaced increasingly commonly along this route.

The author has ranked this bridge as being locally significant, due to the common design.
The photo above is an overview.


Source Type


Build Date Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society Archives
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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