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DM&E - Paint Creek Bridge

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DM&E Paint Creek Bridge

Overview. The sunlight was blocked by the massive hill to the right, successfully ending my escapade to get nice pics of this bridge. And Iowa is "flat"....

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2014

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BH Photo #311287

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt Through Truss bridge over Paint Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Easterm Railway
Location
Allamakee County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1901
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- I&M Rail Link (IMRL)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
1-140' Pin connected Skewed Pratt Through Truss
1-135' Pin Connected Skewed Pratt Through Truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 275.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.14761, -91.18484   (decimal degrees)
43°08'51" N, 91°11'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/647597/4778806 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harpers Ferry
Inventory number
BH 51447 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 31, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • May 16, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad"
  • May 16, 2014: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "I&M Rail Link", "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad"
  • February 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Little Paint Creek"

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