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M&StL - Estherville Bridge

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Description 

"M&StL Seeks Alternate Route Between Iowa Points. The Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway Co. has applied to the Commission for authority to abandon 0.69-mile of track south of Estherville, Emmett County, la., including a bridge over the Des Moines River"

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Des Moines River on Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Location
Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1899; Removed 1960
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.38788, -94.82822   (decimal degrees)
43°23'16" N, 94°49'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/351924/4805512 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81768 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added loss date
  • June 8, 2018: Added by Luke