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3 Rivers Trail - West Fork Des Moines River Bridge

Photos 

Bradgate Trail Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by John Marvig in January 2019

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BH Photo #441931

Map 

Description 

Two spans built 1902, three built 1917. Build date provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over W. Fork Des Moines River on Three Rivers Trail
Location
Humboldt County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1902, Lengthened 1917
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
5 Span Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 350.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Bridge #2570
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.80646, -94.43395   (decimal degrees)
42°48'23" N, 94°26'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/382754/4740319 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bradgate
Inventory number
BH 53804 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from C&NW Bridge Records
  • January 7, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 5, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 5, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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