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BNSF - Des Moines River Bridge

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

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Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Des Moines River on BNSF Railway
Location
Swan, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1968 as part of the Red Rock Lake Project
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 

  • 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 - JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

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.