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UP - Squaw Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Luke in April 2012

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BH Photo #229691

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge twin spans over Squaw Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Ames, Story County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1898 by Lassig Bridge & Iron Works replacing a pony truss bridge, one span replaced later
Builders
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
3-75' Twin Deck plate girder spans
The both tracks of the easternmost two spans 1898 Lassig Bridge and Iron works, along with the WB main on the western most span, but the EB span contains a Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Works tag
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 225.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.02703, -93.62864   (decimal degrees)
42°01'37" N, 93°37'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/447959/4652968 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ames West
Inventory number
BH 49288 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 30, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • April 9, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • November 19, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • July 25, 2012: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 24, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • April 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date based on a plaque & builders based on plaques
  • February 16, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago & North Western Railway"
  • February 8, 2012: New photo from Luke Harden
  • September 18, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
  • September 11, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
  • August 5, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

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