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MILW - Skunk River Bridge

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Modern trail bridge on old bridge's piers.

Photo taken by Carl Wycoff

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #283227

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Skunk River on Milwaukee Road
Location
Cambridge, Story County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1912, Removed 1982
Builders
- Charles Frederick Loweth of Cleveland, Ohio (MILW Chief Engineer)
- J. H. Prior (MILW Bridge Designer)
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 375.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.89512, -93.51794   (decimal degrees)
41°53'42" N, 93°31'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/457034/4638261 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Huxley
Inventory number
BH 60856 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 2, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • October 17, 2016: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: South Skunk
  • May 5, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

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