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Great Lake Spine Trail - Lake Okoboji Bridge

Photos 

Close-up of the former swing (now fixed) main span

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2009

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BH Photo #147008

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Strait between East and West Lake Oboji on formerly a railroad line between Spirit Lake and Milford, now a bike trail in Okoboji
Location
Okoboji, Dickinson County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built ca. 1890 as a swing bridge, swing span became fixed span ca. 1920, became part of the bike trail network in 1995 linking Milford and Spirit Lake
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Combination timber trestle and cantilever deck plate girder span (main span)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.37612, -95.12642   (decimal degrees)
43°22'34" N, 95°07'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/327737/4804779 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Okoboji
Inventory number
BH 43458 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 22, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad"
  • January 15, 2012: New photo from Quinn Phelan
  • July 31, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • October 4, 2009: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Douglas Butler