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DM&E - Columbus Junction Railroad Bridge

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Photo taken by Craig Williams

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BH Photo #241965

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Iowa River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Location
Fredonia, Louisa County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910, Spans Replaced Due to Flooding at Unknown Times
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Clinton Bridge Works of Clinton, Iowa
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- I&M Rail Link (IMRL)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
21-span Deck Plate Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 1,551.0 ft.
Also called
RI - Columbus Junction Railroad Bridge
RI - Iowa River Bridge (Columbus Jct)
RI Br. #2400
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.28283, -91.34690   (decimal degrees)
41°16'58" N, 91°20'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/638434/4571472 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbus Junction
Inventory number
BH 52358 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 26, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 26, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added info from track chart
  • March 1, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added build date
  • October 24, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • August 15, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • May 5, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"

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Columbus Junction Railroad Bridge
Posted March 1, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Take a close look at the historical photo. Dated 1910, we see false work under the right span.