C&NW Bridge #S-1665

Concrete Arch Bridge over Unnamed Creek
Near Kingsley, Plymouth County, Iowa

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Name C&NW Bridge #S-1665
Built By Chicago & North Western Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Private Owner
Length 16 Feet Total
Width 1 Track
Height Above Ground 15 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type Concrete Arch
Substructure Type Concrete
Date Built 1924
Traffic Count 0 Trains/Day (Bridge is Abandoned)
Current Status Abandoned
C&NW Bridge Number S-1665
Significance Local Significance
Documentation Date September 2021
A brief history of the Chicago & North Western Sacton-Sargent Bluff branch:


Located along Iowa Highway 140 between Moville and Kingsley, this large concrete arch bridge crosses an unnamed ditch.
Built in 1924 to replace an older trestle, the bridge consists of a single concrete arch span, using a standard design. It is unknown what contractor built this bridge, or if it was built by company forces.
Spans like this are common on American railroads due to the durability and ease of construction.
Overall, this bridge appears to be in fair to good condition, with no significant defects noted.

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 Estimated
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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