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DM&E - E. Fork Des Moines River Bridge

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Algona Rail Bridge

East Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2017

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BH Photo #397424

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Description 

Possibly Relocated from Elsewhere

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Des Moines River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Location
Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built Ca. 1899
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- I&M Rail Link (IMRL)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 124.0 ft.
Total length: 395.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.07356, -94.24911   (decimal degrees)
43°04'25" N, 94°14'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/398307/4769740 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Algona
Inventory number
BH 56032 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 19, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 14, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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