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M&StL - Skunk River Bridge

Photos 

Iowa Department of Transportation

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BH Photo #345467

Map 

Description 

Build date provided by ICC Valuation Summary Report, courtesy Doug Harding collection.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Skunk River on Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Location
Coppock, Jefferson County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1916; Abandoned 1974 & sold to private owners; Order removed 1990
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Also called
M&STL Bridge #781
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.16153, -91.71768   (decimal degrees)
41°09'42" N, 91°43'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/607582/4557481 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wayland
Inventory number
BH 54801 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added loss date
  • May 17, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: added build date from ICC records
  • December 9, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Skunk River"
  • January 12, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • March 26, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Owned by railroad"
  • December 4, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • December 4, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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