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FDDM - Des Moines River Bridge (Old)

Photos 

From the Street Railway Journal Volume 30 July-December 1907

Photo scanned by Internet Archive Book Images

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BH Photo #330558

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern Railway
Location
Boone County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1903; Replaced 1915
Railroads
- Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railway (FDDM)
- Interurban
- Newton & Northwestern Railroad (N&NW)
Design
1 150' Howe through truss
2 104' Howe through trusses
692' trestle
Dimensions
Total length: 1,050.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.12326, -93.93633   (decimal degrees)
42°07'24" N, 93°56'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/422604/4663886 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boone West
Inventory numbers
WGCB 15-08-U01x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 52814 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 12, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added build date + span lengths
  • June 27, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • January 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: Corrected truss type
  • September 16, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected location
  • February 11, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "railroad"
  • July 4, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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