UP Bridge #180.97

Stone Arch Bridge over Unnamed Drainage Creek
Nevada, Story County, Iowa

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Name UP Bridge #180.97
Built By Chicago & North Western Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Union Pacific Railroad
Length 10 Feet Total
Width 2 Tracks
Height Above Ground 5 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 180.97
Significance Local Significance
Documentation Date November 2017
A brief history of the Chicago & North Western Iowa Division mainline, now part of the Overland Route:


This stone arch bridge carries the Union Pacific mainline across an unnamed branch of West Indian Creek.
The structure is located near Chitty Garbage Service in Nevada.
Built in 1900, the arch uses a standardized design. It was built for the impending double tracking of the mainline, which would be completed in 1901.

The author has ranked this bridge as being locally significant, due to the common nature of the design throughout the area.
Fortunately, this bridge remains in good condition. 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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