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BNSF - Des Moines River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #214427

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Des Moines River on BNSF Railway
Location
Swan, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1964
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
18 I-Beam Spans
2-190', 1-185' Warren Through Truss
18 I-Beam Spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 190.0 ft.
Total length: 2,135.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48817, -93.33877   (decimal degrees)
41°29'17" N, 93°20'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/471720/4593006 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pleasantville
Inventory number
BH 49692 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • April 4, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • June 30, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Norfolk & Western Railway", "Wabash Railroad"
  • March 9, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Burlington Northern Railroad"
  • March 9, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Corrected Design
  • July 18, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories
  • July 18, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • April 4, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Norfolk Southern Railway"
  • September 21, 2011: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Daniel Barnes

Comments 

BNSF - Des Moines River Bridge
Posted November 7, 2014, by James Holzmeier (wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com)

That's what it's for.

BNSF Des Moines River Bridge
Posted July 1, 2013, by Gary Sprandel (jaidite [at] aol [dot] com)

The question for pic 44,what is this for?

That is a frame to carry the code lines(AKA telegraph,signal lines etc)over the river etc.