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UP - South Skunk River Bridge

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UP S. Skunk River Bridge

Couldn't get to the bottom of the bridge. It was protected by an electric fence. Walking across the bridge was going to be a bad idea, as I didn't know if a UP officer would come

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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BH Photo #258148

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren deck truss bridge over South Skunk River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Mahaska County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1900
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Iowa Central Railway (IAC)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Warren deck truss with trestle approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 479.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.35527, -92.64904   (decimal degrees)
41°21'19" N, 92°38'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/529357/4578256 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oskaloosa
Inventory number
BH 56165 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 13, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 27, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • July 2, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • May 5, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Chicago & North Western Railway"
  • May 5, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Skunk River"
  • May 5, 2013: Added by John Marvig

Comments 

UP - South Skunk River Bridge
Posted September 14, 2017, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

Good work John, very unique bridge.