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CNW - Kalo Bridge

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

View this photo at books.google.com

BH Photo #446068

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway "Mud Line"
Location
Shady Oak, Webster County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1900; Line soft-abandoned 1967 after flooding-related mudslide damaged ROW; Fully abandoned & removed 1981
Builder
- George Cooke & Sons of Minneapolis, Minnesota (Contractor)
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
Design
2 125' Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 600.0 ft.
Also called
M&StL - Kalo Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.46003, -94.14999   (decimal degrees)
42°27'36" N, 94°08'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/405448/4701495 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Dodge South
Inventory number
BH 67864 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 5, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added abandonment info & link to lawsuit
  • April 3, 2019: New photo from Luke
  • June 2, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added loss date
  • June 1, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway", "Des Moines River", "Railroad"

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