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BNSF - Four Mile Bridge (New)

Photos 

Photo taken by Bradley J. Grefe

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BH Photo #276434

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Des Moines River on BNSF Railway
Location
Wapello County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1903, Truss spans replaced 2002
Builders
- Hanson Professional Services Inc. of Springfield, Illinois
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (deck girders)
Railroad
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals with steel stringer and deck girder approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 190.0 ft.
Total length: 1,415.0 ft.
Also called
BNSF Des Moines River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.05478, -92.48142   (decimal degrees)
41°03'17" N, 92°28'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/543577/4544967 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ottumwa North
Inventory number
BH 51936 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2020: New photos from John Marvig
  • February 28, 2014: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • May 8, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • May 7, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • March 8, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Burlington Northern Railroad"
  • January 28, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added category "Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad"
  • April 3, 2012: Added by Jason Smith

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Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Flickr - Image
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com

Comments 

BNSF - Four Mile Bridge (New)
Posted August 21, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is not entirely modern. There are still a dozen or more deck girder spans that are from the original 1903 structure.