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M&StL - Des Moines River Bridge

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Photo provided by Lost Des Moines

BH Photo #251231

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost 4 span quadrangular through truss over Des Moines River on former M&STL
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1901; Replaced 1905 by an upstream bridge and sold to the M&StL; Removed ?
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Lassig Bridge & Iron Works Plant)
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Iowa Transfer Railway
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
Design
4 Span Quadrangular Through Truss
Dimensions
Total length: 624.0 ft.
Also called
Market Street Railroad Bridge
M&StL - Market Street Railroad Bridge
RI - Des Moines River Bridge (3rd)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58399, -93.61591   (decimal degrees)
41°35'02" N, 93°36'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448661/4603772 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory number
BH 52800 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2018: New photo from Michael O'Brien
  • September 9, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • March 25, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • March 6, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "Riveted"
  • July 1, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago & North Western Railway"

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