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DM&E - Bloody Run Creek #6

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Photo taken by Austin Day

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BH Photo #283990

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Bloody Run Creek on Dakota, Minnesota & Easterm Railway
Location
Clayton County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917
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)
Dimensions
Span length: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.03769, -91.22046   (decimal degrees)
43°02'16" N, 91°13'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/644960/4766536 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Prairie du Chien
Inventory number
BH 51453 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 31, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • May 22, 2014: New photo from Luke Harden
  • October 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed name
  • February 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Skewed", "Iowa, Chicago, and Eastern Railroad", "Canadian Pacific Railway"

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Comments 

Bloody Run Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted February 26, 2012, by Matt Lohry

Luke,

This is a skewed, riveted Pratt through truss--the Pratt trusses have only verticals and diagonals that angle toward the center of the span. Most longer Pratt trusses have inner panels that contain diagonals that angle in both directions (to form an "X") for strength, but in general, the inner-angling diagonals with verticals are typical of Pratts.