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BNSF - Manning Viaduct

Photos 

Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

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BH Photo #246142

Map 

Description 

Truss is approached by 9 spans of deck girder from the west, and two concrete arches create the abutments on each end. Piers are a typical Milwaukee Road design, using concrete arches.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Center Street, West Nishnabota River & removed CGW
Location
Manning, Carroll County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1913
Builders
- Charles Frederick Loweth of Cleveland, Ohio (MILW Chief Engineer)
- J. H. Prior (MILW Bridge Designer)
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 765.0 ft.
Skew angle
30 degrees
Also called
MILW - Manning Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.91397, -95.06342   (decimal degrees)
41°54'50" N, 95°03'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/328878/4642283 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Manning
Inventory number
BH 52563 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2017: New photos from Dave King
  • April 11, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added skew degree
  • October 19, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 18, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • March 1, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • January 2, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added link to postcards.
  • August 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago Great Western Railway"
  • May 27, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Skewed", "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway", "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad"

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