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Location DB > United States > Iowa > Jefferson > Jaywalking
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created by Radio2600 on 4/1/2020 10:12 PM
last modified by Radio2600 on 4/2/2020 12:53 AM
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Closed, former railroad bridge repurposed as a trail bridge.

The bridge is 580' in total length with a 112' Pratt Truss Span.

The bridge was partially destroyed in 2019 and is closed to the public.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Closed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Grant Township, Section 21
Jefferson, Iowa
United States
Owner: Greene County Conservation Board
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    The bridge itself is a Pratt Truss and is over 100 years old.

    There are also other remnants of the Milwaukee Road along the trail including evidence of a train wreck.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1895
    Closed: 2019
     Required Equipment
  • Comfy shoes
  •  Recommended Equipment
    The rail line was built in 1891. The Pratt Truss bridge is dated at 1905. Some sources date the bridge as recent as 1945, which is unlikely since the Pratt Truss design fell into disuse after about 1910.

    The rail line was removed in 1990 and the present trail was completed in 1997.

    Part of the wooden trestle was destroyed in Spring flooding in March of 2019.
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     Future Plans
    The Greene County Conservation Board plans to repair the bridge, but at present there is no timetable for this to occur.

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    A Bridge Too Far
    Thu, Apr 2nd, 2020
    posted by Radio2600
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 4/2/2020 4:42 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Apr 2 20 at 16:42, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 2 20 at 0:59, Radio2600 made this location available
  • on Apr 2 20 at 0:53, Radio2600 changed the following: Description
  • on Apr 2 20 at 0:50, Radio2600 changed the following: Year Closed
  • on Apr 2 20 at 0:49, Radio2600 changed the following: Year Closed
  • on Apr 2 20 at 0:47, Radio2600 updated gallery A Bridge Too Far
  • on Apr 2 20 at 0:47, Radio2600 updated gallery picture End of the Line
  • on Apr 2 20 at 0:46, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Iron
  • on Apr 2 20 at 0:46, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Damage and Repair
  • on Apr 2 20 at 0:45, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Final Warning
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