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CN - Des Moines River Bridge

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CN Des Moines River Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in April 2017

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BH Photo #390757

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
Location
Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Two spans built 1965, two more spans added in 1999
Builder
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad (CC)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
4 Span Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 415.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.51044, -94.20323   (decimal degrees)
42°30'38" N, 94°12'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/401151/4707153 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Dodge North
Inventory number
BH 54232 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 16, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • December 17, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • November 2, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • October 31, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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CN Des Moines River Bridge
Posted November 4, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Crappy Iphone Picture from a book. Ronald D Sims photograph

CN Des Moines River Bridge
Posted November 4, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

A picture from 1988 shows a single parker through truss span with deck plate girder approaches, and says it is the IC Des Moines River Bridge in Fort Dodge.