Union Pacific trains roar many times daily under this bridge at well over 50+ mph before crossing the new concrete Kate Shelley High Bridge completed East of this bridge. I believe that this bridge is sometimes referred to as the "Humpback Bridge".
Photo taken Winter 2013.
This bridge is located off 200th Street on L Road, a dead-end road, and provides the only access over the double-tracked Union Pacific mainline that some proptery owners have. The fence posts along the road leading away from the bridge appear to have been cut from a shoe tree.
This is a virtual twin to the pony truss bridge listed as #77840. The twin tracks shown continue west, cross the Des Moines River on the Kate Shelly Bridge (see Truss Bridge #77850 for more about the Kate Shelly Bridge) then curves to the southwest and goes under #77840.
The bridge is all wood timbered and wood decked. It has little trafic but appears to be well maintained.
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