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CBQ - Des Moines River Bridge (Iowa Power & Light Co.)

Photos 

Ca. Summer 1958

The CB&Q bridge is on the left.

Photo provided by Lost Des Moines

BH Photo #250067

Description 

Historical information comes from the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Collection located at the Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Location
Pleasant Hill, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1879, Removed 1974
Railroad
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 456.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.55174, -93.52716   (decimal degrees)
41°33'06" N, 93°31'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/456036/4600142 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory number
BH 55737 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • June 8, 2019: New photo from Luke
  • January 17, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • January 8, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • November 19, 2014: Updated by Don Morrison: Changed the location since the old IA46/SE 45th street bridge is also shown in a photo
  • November 19, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: This bridge definitely NOT 4,564,356.0 feet long!!!!!
  • March 7, 2013: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • March 6, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

Comments 

CBQ - Des Moines River Bridge (Iowa Power & Light Co.)
Posted March 12, 2022, by Luke

David, your postcard is NOT of this bridge, as the old covered bridge was on the Raccoon River.

http://bridgehunter.com/ia/polk/bh65728/

CB&Q - Des Moines River Bridge (Iowa Power & Light Co.)
Posted July 30, 2017, by Walter Ohrnell (wohrnell [at] kc [dot] rr [dot] com)

The Wabash ran on the other side of the river.