UP 3rd Street Bridge (Nevada)

I-Beam Bridge over 3rd Street (County Road S14)
Nevada, Story County, Iowa

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Name UP 3rd Street Bridge (Nevada)
Built By Chicago & North Western Railway
Contractor Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Company
Currently Owned By Union Pacific Railroad
Length 28 Feet Total
Width 2 Tracks
Height Above Ground 13 Feet 2 Inches
Superstructure Type I-Beam
Substructure Type Concrete
Date Built 1936
Traffic Count 75 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
UP Bridge Number 181.00
Significance Minimal Significance
Documentation Date January 2022
A brief history of the Chicago & North Western Iowa Division mainline, now part of the Overland Route:


This standard I-Beam bridge crosses County Road S14 (3rd Street) on the north side of Nevada.
The bridge was built in 1936 by the Chicago & North Western. This likely replaced a grade crossing.
On this bridge, the substructures are constructed of concrete. The bridge has no decorative features, and is missing a plaque. This plaque may potentially be from Lakeside Bridge & Steel Company.

The author has ranked the bridge as being minimally significant, due to the common design.
The photo above is an overview. The bridge can be accessed from the road underneath.


Source Type


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

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