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IC - Des Moines River Bridge

Photo 

Postcard

Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

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BH Photo #228418

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Illinois Central Railroad
Location
Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1891; Final truss span removed in the mid 1990s
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Camelback through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.51047, -94.20339   (decimal degrees)
42°30'38" N, 94°12'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/401137/4707157 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Dodge North
Inventory number
BH 51838 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,180)
Built 1891 (184)
Built during 1890s (2,459)
Camelback truss (304)
Des Moines River (217)
Fort Dodge, Iowa (27)
Illinois Central Railroad (444)
Iowa (5,790)
Lost (18,696)
Lost 1999 (409)
Lost during 1990s (3,707)
Pin-connected (3,225)
Railroad (13,095)
Replaced by new bridge (12,394)
Skewed (4,672)
Through truss (12,893)
Truss (29,445)
Webster County, Iowa (76)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • December 17, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date.
  • March 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Des Moines River", "Skewed", "Illinois Central Railroad"

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Sources 

  • Luke