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Bridge Building Over Wapsie - 1881


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 4/15/2017 at 17:43:36

The Clinton Age, Clinton, Iowa, January 14, 1881

On Friday morning last, the Burlington, Cedar Rapids, & Northern R. R., workmen began pile driving on the Wapsie, preparatory to bridge building. As stated in the Gazette as of a few days ago, the company plans to push the work to Tipton as fast as possible this winter, so as to lay track this spring. Agents are already negotiating for the purchase of timberland along the old Southwestern line, and agree to have the timber converted into ties in 90 days or so, by means of portable steam engines. Davenport Gazette


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