UP Mud Creek Bridge (Woodbine)

Through Plate Girder Bridge over Mud Creek
Woodbine IA, Harrison County, Iowa

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Name UP Mud Creek Bridge (Woodbine)
Built By Chicago & North Western Railway
Contractor (1998 Span) Paxton-Vierling Steel Works
Currently Owned By Union Pacific Railroad
Length 83 Feet Total
Width 3 Tracks, 2 In Use
Height Above Ground 10 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type Through Plate Girder
Substructure Type Stone Masonry and Concrete
Date Built 1902, Widened 1998
Traffic Count 75 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
UP Bridge Number 309.66
C&NW Bridge Number 919
Significance Local Significance
Documentation Date December 2018
A brief history of the Chicago & North Western Iowa Division mainline, now part of the Overland Route:


This standard through girder bridge crosses Mud Creek parallel to US-30 near Woodbine.
Built in 1902, the bridge only serves one track. An additional through girder span was added in 1998, when the second mainline was again added to this route.
The bridge rests on concrete and stone substructures. Another nearby configuration of bridges like this was replaced in 2018.
Overall, the bridge appears to be in fair condition. Some structural deterioration has begun to appear on the bridge.

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 Construction of line
Build Date Paxton-Vierling Steel Works plaque
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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