UP North Timber Creek Arch

Stone Arch Bridge over North Timber Creek
Lamoille, Marshall County, Iowa

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Name UP North Timber Creek Arch
Built By Chicago & North Western Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Union Pacific Railroad
Length 12 Feet Total
Width 2 Tracks
Height Above Ground 10 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type Stone Arch
Substructure Type Stone Masonry
Date Built 1900
Traffic Count 75 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
UP Bridge Number 166.23
C&NW Bridge Number 513
Significance Local Significance
Documentation Date October 2016 (Photos 1-4); April 2018 (Photos 5-6)
A brief history of the Chicago & North Western Iowa Division mainline, now part of the Overland Route:


This standard stone arch bridge crosses North Timber Creek near State Center.
Built in 1900, this bridge features a single stone arch span with stepped and angled wing walls.
The bridge follows a standardized design used for the C&NW system.
Overall, the bridge appears to be in excellent condition. The masonry of the structure has not failed in any spot.

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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