Rating:
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35th Street Overpass

Photos 

Edited Version

Photo taken by Luke in January 2013

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BH Photo #252781

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Whipple through truss bridge over BNSF Fort Madison Yard on 35th Street in Fort Madison, Iowa
Location
Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
254' pin-connected Whipple through truss
80' pony plate girder
Also called
ATSF Bridge #235.0A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.61841, -91.35791   (decimal degrees)
40°37'06" N, 91°21'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/638898/4497694 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Niota
Inventory numbers
ATSF 235.0A
BH 51417 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 17, 2015: New photo from Steve Conro
  • December 21, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • December 6, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • April 23, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • January 5, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photographs.
  • October 8, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • February 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Wooden deck", "Pin-connected"
  • February 24, 2012: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Overview, Design, and Design description.
  • February 23, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

Comments 

35th Street Bridge
Posted February 24, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

I'd assume that it still exists.

Because the comment that refers to it in the past tense is in 07, and the most recent (the one with the side view) is from 2010.

If I can get down to Fort Madison (or out of bed in general) over spring break I'll have to check it out.

35th Street Bridge
Posted February 24, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Definitely a Whipple truss.

Is it still in existence? A comment on one of the Flickr photos referred to it in the past tense.

35th Street Bridge
Posted February 24, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I would call it a Whipple Truss.

35th Street Bridge
Posted February 24, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

So, based on the image in the link (even though it isn't a whole shot of the bridge), what type of truss would this likely be?