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3 Rivers Trail - Gotch Park Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jason Smith

BH Photo #101803

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over East Fork Des Moines River on the Three Rivers Bike Trail at Gotch Park near Humboldt
Location
Humboldt County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians and bicyclists only
History
Built 1899, converted for trail use in 1991
Builder
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan
Railroads
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
3 Spans Trestle (41')
1-158' Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
10 Spans Trestle (136')
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 158.0 ft.
Total length: 335.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.67829, -94.19855   (decimal degrees)
42°40'42" N, 94°11'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/401799/4725786 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Humboldt
Land survey
T. 91 N., R 28 W., Sec. 19
Inventory number
BH 13656 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 21, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added Build Date
  • May 15, 2014: New photo from Lee Smith
  • August 16, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 12, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • January 27, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
  • October 26, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added category "Town lattice portal bracing"
  • September 26, 2005: Posted photos from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Lee Smith - ljsmith_32 [at] hotmail [dot] com