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IAIS - Booneville Bridge


Photo taken by Kary Nieuwenhuis

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BH Photo #234683

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Quadrangular lattice truss bridge over Racoon River on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Booneville, Dallas County, Iowa
Replaced by a new bridge on a new alignment. Old bridge confirmed gone
Future prospects
Built 1900, West Approach Rebuilt 2014; Replacement bridge opened on June 30th. Old spans later demolished
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS)
1-155', 1-150', 1-155', 1-145' Quadrangular Truss
2 Spans trestle
Length of largest span: 155.0 ft.
Total length: 632.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.52245, -93.88963   (decimal degrees)
41°31'21" N, 93°53'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/425774/4597138 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 49366 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2020: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge has been demolished.
  • March 3, 2020: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 18, 2019: Updated by Luke: Currently being replaced
  • February 23, 2019: Updated by Luke: Doomed
  • December 2, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • February 23, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • May 15, 2014: New photo from Lee Smith
  • April 29, 2014: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • February 22, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • November 11, 2012: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • July 24, 2012: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 23, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • July 7, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • January 28, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Iowa Interstate Railroad"
  • August 16, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • August 16, 2011: Added by Luke Harden


  • Luke
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Lee Smith - ljsmith_32 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Daniel Barnes


IAIS - Booneville Bridge
Posted July 22, 2020, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Bridgeis confirmed gone by locals. A summary of the bridge demo and new span here: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2020/07/22/his...

IAIS - Booneville Bridge
Posted July 19, 2020, by mc (mculbertson [at] gmail [dot] com)

Passed through the area a week ago (7/12/2020) and only one section of the old bridge was remaining. Likely gone by now.

IAIS - Booneville Bridge
Posted July 15, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Apparently the new bridge is open. But I still see the old bridge in this news article photo. I was assuming the historic bridge would be demolished, maybe that has yet to occur? https://www.rtands.com/freight/iowa-interstate-railroad-ltd-...