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RI - Des Moines River Bridge (Harvey)

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Location
Marion County, Iowa
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1905; Removed in 1938; Piers removed from river channel 1950s-1960s.
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
3 Sp. 155' Through Truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 155.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.31854, -92.89709   (decimal degrees)
41°19'07" N, 92°53'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/508612/4574124 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harvey
Inventory number
BH 55973 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 11, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added build date from Railway Age, Volume 38
  • April 5, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Des Moines River", "railroad", "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"

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RI - Des Moines River Bridge (Harvey)
Posted November 29, 2016, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

Google Earth has imagery from 2013 when the river was really low. You can see the crumbled remnants of the piers in the bottom of the river channel. Using the ruler tool, it looks like the main through truss spans were approximately 155' long.