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MILW - South Skunk River Bridge

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #468738

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over South Skunk River on former Milwaukee Road
Location
Keokuk County, Iowa
Status
Demolished with piers remaining
History
Built 1901, Line abandoned 1979; Bridge likely removed shortly thereafter
Railroad
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
Design
33 Sp. (523') Pile Bridge
2 x 105' Warren Pony truss
28 Sp. (442') Pile Bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 1,175.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.23394, -92.28915   (decimal degrees)
41°14'02" N, 92°17'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/559571/4564970 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hedrick
Inventory number
BH 56066 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2022: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • March 25, 2020: New photo from Luke
  • March 31, 2018: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added design type and dimensions
  • December 4, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Removed category "Skunk River"
  • April 19, 2013: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Added categories "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad", "railroad"

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Comments 

MILW - South Skunk River Bridge
Posted April 14, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Several bridges on this line were confirmed to have been relocated. I would guess this one is no different.