Rating:
2 votes

DM&E - West Fork Des Moines River Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken 1997 by Jason Smith

BH Photo #101878

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Location
Palo Alto County, Iowa
Status
In use
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- I&M Rail Link (IMRL)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 290.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.11208, -94.71361   (decimal degrees)
43°06'43" N, 94°42'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/360579/4774686 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Emmetsburg
Inventory number
BH 14206 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 29, 2018: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 5, 2011: New photos from Quinn Phelan
  • July 19, 2011: Updated by Jason Smith: Bridge is still in use
  • November 21, 2005: Posted photo from Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Emmetsburg Railroad Bridge
Posted July 30, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

The IC&E/DM&E/CP share this portion with the UP from Emmetsburg to Sheldon

Emmetsburg Railroad Bridge
Posted July 30, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Wouldn't this be the IC&E line?