Jefferson, Iowa

Jefferson was the crossroads of a north/south Milwaukee Road branch line, and an east/west Chicago & North Western mainline.

Today the MILW is abandoned, and heading south out of town is the Raccoon River Valley Trail. The C&NW is now the Union Pacific mainline, hosting almost 100 trains/day on a good day.


Jefferson Trail Bridge

Pratt Through Truss Bridge over North Raccoon River

Neola Avenue Trail Bridge

Steel Stringer Bridge over Neola Avenue

UP Jordan Avenue Bridge

Stone Arch Bridge over Jordan Avenue

UP North Raccoon River Bridge

Deck Plate Girder and Stone Arch Bridge over North Raccoon River

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