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UP - Armstrong Rail Bridge

Photos 

Overview of river span

Photo taken Summer 1998 by Jason Smith

BH Photo #101749

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Armstrong, Emmet County, Iowa
Status
Closed
History
Built 1898, Rebuilt 1992
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
9-panel Howe deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 273.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - Armstrong Rail Bridge
RI - Armstrong Rail Bridge
RI - East Fork Des Moines River Bridge (Armstrong)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.39665, -94.51484   (decimal degrees)
43°23'48" N, 94°30'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/377324/4805978 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dolliver
Inventory number
BH 13447 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2017: Updated by John Marvig: Corrected Build Date
  • December 29, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • March 8, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Des Moines River"
  • March 8, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added catagory "Union Pacific Railroad" -bridge is owned by Union Pacific
  • March 8, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Removed category "Union Pacific Railroad"
  • March 6, 2013: New photo from John Marvig
  • June 8, 2012: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 22, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"
  • September 12, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • July 31, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • January 5, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated status as extant.
  • September 15, 2005: Posted photos and info from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Armstrong Railroad Bridge
Posted March 19, 2007, by wow

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