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UP - E. Fork Des Moines River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Scott Rath

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BH Photo #241150

Map 

Description 

Build date provided by C&NW bridge records at the Chicago & North Western Railway Historical Society archives

Facts 

Overview
Deck Plate Girder over E, Fork Des Moines River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Kossuth County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck Plate Girder and Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 224.0 ft.
Also called
C&NW Bridge #809
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.12630, -94.18965   (decimal degrees)
43°07'35" N, 94°11'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/403231/4775526 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Burt
Inventory number
BH 53823 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 19, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 14, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Corrected Information
  • October 6, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

Comments 

DM&E Des Moines River Bridge
Posted April 14, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

The bridge pictured here is on the UP line, not the DM&E. The DM&E Bridge is a pony truss. This one might be north of Algona.