The railroad line that crossed here was known as the "Dinkey" line to Iowa State University. This line was used to transport students, mail, and building materials between downtown Ames and the campus of Iowa State University. The Dinkey was eventually replaced by electrified interurbans used by the Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern railroad, who Would have be operating the line at the time this bridge was built. After passenger service ended, the line was used to carry coal to the Iowa State Generating Station until they switched to receiving shipments via truck. This bridge was also used to smuggle plutonium for use in the Manhattan Project out of Iowa State College (As it was then referred to.) for delivery to the military.
- Lost Steel stringer bridge over Squaw Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad (former Ames and College Railroad) in Ames
- Ames, Story County, Iowa
- Built ca 1918, Demolished in 2010
- - Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railway (FDDM)
- Steel stringer bridge with railroad ties used as decking with a 1" spacing between ties.
Total length: 245.0 ft.
- Also called
- UP - Dinkey Bridge
CNW - Dinkey Bridge
CNW - Squaw Creek Bridge
UP - Squaw Creek Bridge
FDDM - Dinkey Bridge
FDDM - Squaw Creek Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.02678, -93.62890 (decimal degrees)
42°01'36" N, 93°37'44" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/447937/4652940 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Ames West
- Inventory number
- BH 48843 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- October 14, 2017: New photo from Luke
- August 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
- July 25, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
- April 17, 2012: New photo from Luke Harden
- April 11, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad"
- February 16, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Ames & College Railway"
- January 20, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
- November 30, 2011: Photo imported by Luke Harden
- September 19, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
- August 22, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
- June 30, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
- June 8, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photographs
- June 3, 2011: Added by Luke Harden