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CB&Q/M&StL - Elm Street Railroad Bridge

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C.B. & Q Des Moines Railroad Bridge. Also known as the M&STL Des Moines River Bridge

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BH Photo #249564

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1880; Caught fire 1956; Removed 1968
Builder
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
Design
Warren through truss
Also called
CB&Q/M&StL - Des Moines River Bridge
Elm Street Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58285, -93.61560   (decimal degrees)
41°34'58" N, 93°36'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448686/4603645 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory number
BH 55665 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • April 12, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • March 6, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected location
  • February 28, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added cty, mapped, & added other info from a previous entry, and deleted the previous entry.
  • February 27, 2013: Added by Michael O'Brien