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UP - West Fork Des Moines River Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Hank Zaletel

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on Railroad (UP)
Location
Palo Alto County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- Hawkins Construction Co. of Omaha, Nebraska (2015 Rehab)
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
11 x 50' Deck Plate Girder
1 x 100' Through Plate Girder (Main Span)
1 x 40' Deck Plate Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 690.0 ft.
Also called
RI - West Fork Des Moines River Bridge
RI - Br. 1937
CNW - West Fork Des Moines River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.22981, -94.73976   (decimal degrees)
43°13'47" N, 94°44'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/358723/4787804 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Graettinger East
Inventory number
BH 60228 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 3, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added info from RI track chart
  • March 12, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com