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UP - West Fork Des Moines River Bridge

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CNW Estherville Crossing

Photo taken in 1998 by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #111235

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through Girder Bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway (BCRN)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
1 x 100' Through Plate Girder
6 x 60' Deck Plate Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 460.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - West Fork Des Moines River Bridge
RI - West Fork Des Moines River Bridge
RI Br. #2059
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.38776, -94.82881   (decimal degrees)
43°23'16" N, 94°49'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/351876/4805500 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Estherville
Inventory number
BH 36173 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added info from RI track chart
  • December 29, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • July 29, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • March 26, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • March 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Union Pacific Railroad"
  • December 3, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added GPS coordinates
  • February 5, 2008: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Frank Hicks
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com

Comments 

Chicago and Northwestern South Railroad Crossing
Posted September 2, 2012, by John Marvig

This isn't a M&StL bridge. It is ex Rock Island to points south