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DM&E - Waterworks Trestle

Photos 

Photo taken by Dave Sebben

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BH Photo #204233

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Truss bridge over River Drive on Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railway
Location
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Trestle originally built in 1871, Deck girders built in the 1900s; Pony truss span built 1984
Builder
- John Hornby (Original Builder)
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- Davenport & North Western Railway (D&NW)
- Davenport & St. Paul Railroad (D&StP)
- Davenport, Rock Island, & Northwestern Railroad (DRINW; DRI&NW)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
Design
30 Spans Trestle
30' I-Beam
1 Span Pratt Pony Truss
30' I-Beam
32 Spans Trestle
1-70' Deck Plate Girder
3 Span Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 235.0 ft.
Total length: 1,398.0 ft.
Also called
East Village Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.52949, -90.54858   (decimal degrees)
41°31'46" N, 90°32'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/704517/4600439 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Davenport East
Inventory numbers
IA 3000 (Iowa bridge number)
IA 47041 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 49112 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
28,500

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2017: New photo from David Sebben
  • April 7, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added build date for the truss
  • October 30, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • December 28, 2012: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 22, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • January 4, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • October 8, 2011: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • July 16, 2011: Added by Luke Harden