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IAIS - Walnut Creek Bridge

Photos 

IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

Photo taken by C J Johnson

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BH Photo #253340

Street View 

Description 

Originally built at Marquette, Iowa as Bridge #R-18 across Bloody Run Creek in approximately 1900, moved here 1917.

Information comes from the Milwaukee Road Archives at the Milwaukee Central Library.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek on Iowa Interstate Railroad
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built Ca. 1900 at Marquette, Iowa; moved here 1917
Builder
- Carnegie Steel Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS)
- Iowa Railroad (IRRC)
Design
1 Span Trestle
1-105' Pratt pony truss
1 Span Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 142.0 ft.
Also called
MILW Bridge #Y-8
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58331, -93.70234   (decimal degrees)
41°34'60" N, 93°42'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/441455/4603751 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines SW
Inventory number
BH 49363 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 8, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: added relocation information
  • October 19, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 24, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
  • October 19, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 31, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • July 4, 2013: New photos from John Marvig
  • May 7, 2013: Photo imported by John Marvig
  • July 30, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • May 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Riveted"
  • January 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Iowa Interstate Railroad"
  • August 16, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

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