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CNW - Grand Avenue Overpass (S)

Photo 

Iowa Department of Transportation

Enlarge

BH Photo #259092

Map 

Description 

Part of the Ames-Slater CNW line.

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony plate girder bridge over Grand Avenue
Location
Ames, Story County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1937; Removed ca. 1985
Builders
- Ben Cole & Sons Construction Co. of Ames, Iowa (Erection)
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Fabrication)
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.02396, -93.62032   (decimal degrees)
42°01'26" N, 93°37'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/448646/4652622 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ames East
Inventory number
BH 49292 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Ames, Iowa (58)
Beam (15,717)
Ben Cole & Sons Construction Co. (9)
Built 1937 (807)
Built during 1930s (11,749)
Chicago & North Western Railway (1,405)
Girder (10,237)
Iowa (6,500)
Lost (24,744)
Lost 1985 (133)
Lost during 1980s (1,372)
Plate girder (7,926)
Railroad (15,426)
Riveted (2,167)
Steel stringer (6,222)
Story County, Iowa (160)
Through girder (3,810)
US 69 (46)
Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. (154)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected builder
  • July 7, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • August 16, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Adde builders
  • August 16, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • June 25, 2012: New photo from Luke Harden
  • April 11, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad"
  • August 23, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Correected type
  • August 5, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed the streetview as it was of the other underpass that still exists.
  • August 5, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com