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MILW - Millrace Bridge

Photo 

Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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BH Photo #253448

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Millrace on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Location
Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1894; Removed ca. 1937 when the millrace was being filled in.
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
Design
135' Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 135.0 ft.
Total length: 135.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.01701, -92.41345   (decimal degrees)
41°01'01" N, 92°24'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/549317/4540810 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ottumwa North
Inventory number
BH 56216 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 26, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • May 10, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Comments 

CBQ - Overpass
Posted September 3, 2014, by Tim Courtney (timothycourtney [at] gmail [dot] com)

Correct about bridge in background is Wabash bridge. The bridge in the foreground in front of Market Street bridge is the Milwaukee Rd's downtown Ottumwa branch. The bridge is over the mill race and not the main channel of the Des Moines River.

CBQ Overpass
Posted November 23, 2013, by Eric Coop (ecoop1975 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge past the Market Street Bridge is the Wabash Railroad Bridge. That bridge is now used as a hike/bike trail connection to the southside of Ottumwa near the John Deere plant.