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Wabash Railroad Bridge #2971

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash Railroad
Location
Marion County, Iowa
Status
Demolished; pile bents remain at terminus of creek into Des Moines River
History
Original 47' pile trestle bridge at this location built 1891; renewed 1904 & 1928 with 67.4' pile trestle; replaced by this bridge 1931; removed account of line abandonment concurrent to Lake Red Rock project
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 15.0 ft.
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Deck width: 9.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.49850, -93.32080   (decimal degrees)
41°29'55" N, 93°19'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/473224/4594147 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pleasantville
Inventory number
BH 64435 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (15,916)
Built 1931 (939)
Built during 1930s (11,799)
Iowa (6,544)
Lost (25,225)
Lost 1968 (88)
Lost during 1960s (775)
Marion County, Iowa (125)
Owned by railroad (12,588)
Railroad (15,652)
Skewed (4,919)
Span length under 25 feet (6,917)
Steel stringer (6,326)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,601)
Wabash Railroad (575)

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2014: Added by James Holzmeier

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