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DM&E - Des Moines River Bridge (East Channel)

Photos 

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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BH Photo #250366

Map 

Video 

Canadian Pacific 270 mixed freight train crosses the Des Moines River at Ottumwa, Iowa

Video posted by AugustTrain

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Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern Railroad
Location
Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DME)
- I&M Rail Link (IMRL)
- Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad (ICE)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.02475, -92.42800   (decimal degrees)
41°01'29" N, 92°25'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/548088/4541661 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ottumwa North
Inventory number
BH 55613 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2013: New video from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • March 14, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • February 22, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Des Moines River", "railroad", "Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad", "Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad", "Iowa & Missouri Rail Link", "Canadian Pacific Railway", "Soo Line Railroad", "Chicago, Milwauk

Sources 

  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com

Comments 

DM&E - Des Moines River Bridge (East Channel)
Posted September 3, 2014, by Tim Courtney (timothycourtney [at] gmail [dot] com)

Comment for Dylan's photo #9. Other bridge you noticing formed a Y to link over to the Milwaukee Rd's downtown Ottumwa branch. The missing bridge collapsed in the 30s or 40s under the weight of a steam locomotive, possibly during a flood. There is a picture of the bridge in Lembergers' Railroads of SE Iowa book.