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DM&E - Turkey River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Gordon

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BH Photo #244777

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Turkey River on Railroad
Location
Clayton County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Two spans washed out 2008
Builder
- Benesch of Chicago, Illinois (2008 Replacement Spans Engineer)
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)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.70839, -91.02957   (decimal degrees)
42°42'30" N, 91°01'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/661366/4730315 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Turkey River
Inventory number
BH 54098 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added replacement span engineer
  • December 17, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • October 22, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

DM&E - Turkey River Bridge
Posted March 21, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Brief article with photo of collapse in progress. https://kwwl.com/news/top-stories/2019/03/15/part-of-railroa...

DM&E - Turkey River Bridge
Posted March 20, 2019, by John Marvig

Heard from railroad sources on Facebook groups that this bridge will be replaced with 7 secondhand spans from various unused double track mainlines. Four are supposedly coming from east of Savannah IL.

DM&E - Turkey River Bridge
Posted March 15, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Reportedly collapsed approximately 3:00 AM today (3/15/19)