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IAIS - Fourmile Creek Bridge

Photos 

IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

From west bank

Photo taken by John Marvig

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BH Photo #235901

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Five span deck plate girder bridge over Fourmile Creek on Railroad
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1900
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS)
Design
5-44' spans Deck Plate Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.0 ft.
Total length: 220.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58380, -93.53310   (decimal degrees)
41°35'02" N, 93°31'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/455563/4603704 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SE
Inventory number
BH 52518 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 19, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 6, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King
  • February 28, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Corrected creek name
  • November 12, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: added build date
  • July 24, 2012: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 23, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • May 24, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Iowa Interstate Railroad"

Sources 

  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Flickr - Image
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Four Mile Creek IAIS Bridge
Posted May 24, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Ooops, sorry. That one did not catch my eye initially...

Four Mile Creek IAIS Bridge
Posted May 24, 2012, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

That one is already listed John.

Four Mile Creek IAIS Bridge
Posted May 24, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Also here is a large bridge of the equivalent design with the deck stripped off...