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Great Lake Spine Trail - Lake Okoboji Bridge

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

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2009

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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
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 - JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net
  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Douglas Butler

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Okoboji Railroad Bridge
Posted August 20, 2013, by Douglas Butler

Okoboji Railroad bridge drawing.

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