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FDDM - Shady Oak Bridge

Photos 

Postcard

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #234525

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt deck truss bridge over Des Moines River on former Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad at Shady Oak
Location
Shady Oak, Webster County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1907; Timber trestle replaced by DPGs 1922; Removed ca 1983
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Fabricator)
- Kelly-Atkinson Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois (1907 Original Construction Erector)
- W.J. Bitterell of Webster City, Iowa (1922 Approach Trestle Rebuild Erector)
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railway (FDDM)
- Interurban
Design
Main spans: Two 70 ft, 7-panel riveted Pratt deck trusses
Approach: Deck plate girders and timber stringers
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 900.0 ft.
Also called
FDDM - Des Moines River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.45976, -94.15820   (decimal degrees)
42°27'35" N, 94°09'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/404773/4701474 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Dodge South
Inventory number
BH 52112 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added info
  • June 26, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • April 19, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added truss type.
  • April 19, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad"