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Trestle-to-Trestle Trail - Beaver Creek Bridge

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2013

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BH Photo #258461

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Beaver Creek on Trestle to Trestle Trail
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Collapsed
History
Converted to trail use ca. 2000; Collapsed during ice jam 2019
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Des Moines & Central Iowa Railway (DCI; DMCI)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
2 span Deck plate girder with trestle approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.0 ft.
Total length: 323.0 ft.
Also called
DCI - Beaver Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65260, -93.68723   (decimal degrees)
41°39'09" N, 93°41'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/442776/4611434 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines NW
Inventory number
BH 54389 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 13, 2019: Updated by Luke: Collapsed
  • October 19, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 31, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • July 3, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 11, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • November 10, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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