Rating:
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Red Rock Bridge

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #249507

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge with Camelback format (5 slope) upper chords over the Des Moines River on Polk Street
Location
Red Rock, Marion County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built circa 1897-99, One span lost to flooding in 1944, Removed during the building of the Red Rock Dam (?).
Design
Pennsylvania through trusses with Camelback format (5 slope) upper chords.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.42909, -93.12527   (decimal degrees)
41°25'45" N, 93°07'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/489533/4586398 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Knoxville NW
Inventory number
BH 49351 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 21, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Pin-connected", "One-lane traffic", "Howe Lattice Portal", "Red Rock Lake Project (Iowa)"
  • May 16, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added info
  • December 17, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Tweaked location a wee bit.
  • December 17, 2012: Updated by Don Morrison: Made the GPS coordinates much closer to the actual position. Not that it really matters.
  • January 2, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: updated truss type
  • August 15, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

Comments 

Red Rock Des Moines River Bridge
Posted December 17, 2012, by Don Morrison

Fascinating looking around these man-made lakes. In bing bird's eye, you can see small bridges, culverts, roadways, and foundations near the lake on abandoned roads. Even a bridge on what appears to be old 14 that is now apparently part of a fishing jetty at 41.432982,-93.100511.

Red Rock Des Moines River Bridge
Posted January 1, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Pennsylvania through trusses with Camelback format (5 slope) upper chords.

Red Rock Des Moines River Bridge
Posted January 1, 2012, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Where's the link? It it very useful to know what it looks like so that we can help you answer your question......