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IAIS - Walnut Creek Bridge #2

Photos 

Photo taken by Kary Nieuwenhuis

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BH Photo #241479

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Information comes from the Milwaukee Road Archives at the Milwaukee Central Library

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Location
West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902, Piers Rebuilt 1943
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS)
Design
2 Spans Trestle
1-105' Pratt Pony Truss
2 Spans trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 162.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.59932, -93.72239   (decimal degrees)
41°35'58" N, 93°43'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/439799/4605542 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SW
Land survey
Des Moines SW
Inventory number
BH 49364 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 19, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • May 31, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 30, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • October 19, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 4, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • October 15, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • July 30, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • May 25, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • January 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Walnut Creek"
  • August 16, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

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