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BNSF - Mosquito Creek Bridge #6

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BNSF Mosquito Creek Bridge #6

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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BH Photo #364384

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Description 

A unique design seen in Minnesota and Iowa, involving these large pony trusses built by the Milwaukee Road. They feature massive endposts, and a curved upper angle connection.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Mosquito Creek on BNSF Railway
Location
Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
1-130' Pony truss
1-60', 1-65' Through Plate Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 243.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.43859, -95.62676   (decimal degrees)
41°26'19" N, 95°37'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/280546/4590776 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Underwood
Inventory number
BH 53680 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 11, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • January 31, 2014: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • September 27, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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