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MILW - Granger High Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #322048

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt deck truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad (MILW)
Location
High Bridge, Dallas County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1881, Trestle work done 1893, Removed 1944
Builders
- Charles Frederick Loweth of Cleveland, Ohio (Assistant Engineer)
- E.C. Kinney of Green River, Wyoming (Chief Engineer)
- Raymond & Campbell of Council Bluffs, Iowa (Contractor)
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Des Moines & Northern Railway (DM&N)
- Des Moines, Northern & Western Railroad (DMN&W)
- St. Louis, Des Moines, & Northern Railway (StLDM&N)
Design
Pratt deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 2,020.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Also called
MILW - Pioneer High Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.80543, -93.82359   (decimal degrees)
41°48'20" N, 93°49'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/431584/4628501 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Granger
Inventory number
BH 57412 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 14, 2016: Updated by Luke: Refined history
  • June 2, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • October 21, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • July 30, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Comments 

MILW - Granger High Bridge
Posted November 14, 2016, by C Last (atlast [at] speedconnect [dot] com)

Bridge built 1881-1882. First train crossed May 4, 1882.

MILW - Granger High Bridge
Posted June 8, 2016, by Todd Clark (covbridges [at] msn [dot] com)

The bridge pictured is not a Howe Deck Truss, but maybe a Pratt.