In 2003 the Union Pacific Railroad proposed the abandonment of a 25-mile corridor in central Iowa and was willing to negotiate a bargain sale to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF, a non-profit organization). After years of being involved in numerous rails-to-trails in the state since the 1980s, INHF was excited to be a partner in this potential new project. The corridor spanned nine jurisdictions (four counties and five towns), was a connecting link between two regional trail loops and was located 25 minutes north of the largest metro area in the state.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
High Trestle Bridge, Madrid, Iowa