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IAIS - Ashworth Park Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jeff Gitchel

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BH Photo #231682

Map 

Description 

Formerly a double track bridge

Facts 

Overview
Warren Through Truss bridge over Trail and Walnut Creek on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1897; Replaced 2017
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 113.0 ft.
Total length: 157.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.56860, -93.67931   (decimal degrees)
41°34'07" N, 93°40'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/443362/4602103 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SW
Inventory numbers
IA 281000 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 49360 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/1999)
Average daily traffic (as of 1996)
550

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2017: Updated by Luke: Replaced
  • April 24, 2017: Updated by Luke: Doomed
  • July 4, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: added dimensions
  • March 5, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added build date
  • November 19, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Formerly double tracked bridge
  • September 2, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway"
  • May 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Riveted"
  • January 25, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge is a subdivided Warren through truss
  • January 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Iowa Interstate Railroad"
  • August 15, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

Ashworth Park Bridge
Posted September 2, 2012, by John Marvig

Not a CGW Bridge. Only a RI, and M&StL had trackage rights.