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Wabash - Watersheke Creek Bridge

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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2903

Originally "Span B" of Wabash Bridge #499 over the Grand River at Brunswick, Missouri. Relocated here in 1916 after the replacement of Bridge #499 to another style of bridge.

Wabash Railroad plan

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Description 

This span was originally "Span B" of Wabash Bridge #499, over the Grand River at Brunswick, Missouri. Placed here in 1916 after the replacement of Bridge #499 to a DPG span.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Watersheke Creek on Wabash, later N&W Railway
Location
Marion County, Iowa
Status
Demolished & inundated within Lake Red Rock
History
Original 134' Howe truss bridge at this location built 1888; replaced 1916 with this bridge (originally from Br. #499); replaced 1931 with 119' DPG span; removed 1968 account of abandonment concurrent with Lake Red Rock project
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 148.3 ft.
Total length: 170.2 ft.
Deck width: 16.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 26.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash Railroad Bridge #2903
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.39539, -92.99899   (decimal degrees)
41°23'43" N, 92°59'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/500084/4582650 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pella
Inventory number
BH 63841 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1915 (1,234)
Built during 1910s (9,707)
Iowa (6,544)
Lost (25,225)
Lost 1968 (88)
Lost during 1960s (775)
Marion County, Iowa (125)
Railroad (15,652)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,241)
Through truss (15,267)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,947)
Truss (33,113)
Wabash Railroad (575)
Whipple truss (390)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2014: Added by James Holzmeier

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