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BNSF - Des Moines River Bridge (S)

Photos 

Rail bridge from the Missouri bank

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in Feb. 08

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BH Photo #127586

Street Views 

Description 

Historical information comes from the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Collection located at the Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on BNSF Railway
Location
Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, and Clark County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1903 and 1910
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 152.0 ft.
Total length: 990.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.38487, -91.43486   (decimal degrees)
40°23'06" N, 91°26'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/632849/4471651 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Keokuk
Inventory number
BH 38094 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: added additional build date
  • December 25, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • August 1, 2016: New photos from Luke
  • June 24, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 20, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • June 23, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • November 14, 2008: Added by Nathan Morton

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

BNSF - Des Moines River Bridge (S)
Posted December 25, 2019, by Luke

Crazily, this bridge used to be the route for US61 https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/572220437/