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CNW - Moingona Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Cropped from Informational Plaque

Photo taken by John Marvig

BH Photo #345598

Map 

Description 

This would be the bridge that Kate Shelley famously crawled over in the night.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Location
Moingona, Boone County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced 1894
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
Howe through truss
Also called
CNW - Des Moines River Bridge (Moingona, Old)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.01457, -93.92218   (decimal degrees)
42°00'52" N, 93°55'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/423644/4651805 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boone West
Inventory numbers
WGCB 15-08-U02x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 65732 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2015: Added by Luke

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

CNW - Moingona Rail Bridge (Old)
Posted May 1, 2016, by Don Morrison

Hmmmm....

Found this old 1959 video that tells Kate's story. It includes photos of the original bridge, the successor bridge (as well as it's dismantling in 1933), and the K.S. High Bridge.

I think the western most span of the original bridge looks like a whipple.

Worth a watch, anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZBpn2mlhlA