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UP - South Skunk River Bridge

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Iowa Department of Transportation

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BH Photo #262024

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Unpatched Southern Pacific SP 187 on UP manifest crossing Skunk River, Ames, Iowa

Friday, December 7, 2012, 9:51 AM. This train is the prize of the day. Unpatched Southern Pacific locomotive SP 187 is right behind lead engine UP 7137 on this eastbound Union Pacific mixed freight crossing the bridge over the Skunk River. The video opens with the camera zoomed in on the blank space where the bridge manufacturer's plate has apparently been stolen. There's a similar spot on the north side of the bridge. A little later, that's Rick in the lower left corner shooting the train with my old camera (with no sound). I'll upload that video a little later.

Video filmed by arejay54

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Skunk River on Railroad
Location
Ames, Story County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1899, Collapsed and Rebuilt Unknown Date
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Main Span)
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 220.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - Skunk River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.02690, -93.59211   (decimal degrees)
42°01'37" N, 93°35'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/450983/4652932 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ames East
Inventory number
BH 52525 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 30, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 18, 2016: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: South Skunk
  • August 8, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • May 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Union Pacific Railroad", "Chicago & North Western Railway"

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