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FDDM - Bass Point Creek Trestle

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Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Bass Point Creek on Railroad
Location
Boone County, Iowa
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1903; Partially destroyed by flooding in 1912; Replaced in 1913
Railroads
- Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railway (FDDM)
- Interurban
- Newton & Northwestern Railroad (N&NW)
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 800.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.08997, -93.93034   (decimal degrees)
42°05'24" N, 93°55'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/423059/4660183 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boone West
Inventory number
BH 52023 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • April 5, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: The bridge had been destroyed in a flood.
  • February 11, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • August 20, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Tall Bridges"
  • July 18, 2012: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
  • April 11, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Newton & Northwestern Railroad", "Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad"

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FDDM - Bass Point Creek Trestle
Posted November 6, 2014, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

The height and complexity of some of these old timber trestles is just incredible...