The Gregarious Railfan
Railroad Bridges
Clinton, IA Rail Bridge

Scanner:  UP 161.040 [62]  

Railroad:  Union Pacific Central Division, Clinton Sub  

Railfan Access: Very Limited  but good long view from a riverfront park north of the US-30 highway bridge.

Description:  The existing bridge at Clinton is a double-track steel bridge, 890 feet long, opened to rail traffic in
1909. It consists of a 460-foot long movable bridge of the swing-span type – it swings horizontally around a pier in
the middle of the river channel to open and close – and two fixed spans totaling 430 feet in length.  The steel
structure of the bridge clears the normal river level by 18 feet, 7 inches.
The Union Pacific is currently planning a new rail bridge at Clinton and is in the process of generating environmental
statements and applying for state and federal grants.
Clinton Rail Bridge with US-30
highway bridge in the foreground
Union Pacific Picture
Clik picture to enlarge
Clik picture to enlarge
Union Pacific Picture
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero publishes the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.