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CNW - Euclid Avenue Overpass

Photo 

Photograph taken by Doug Lambert

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BH Photo #283271

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder over Euclid Avenue on Railroad (CNW)
Location
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1934; Removed 1997
Builder
- Koss Construction Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 25.9 ft.
Total length: 25.9 ft.
Also called
CGW - Euclid Avenue Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.62770, -93.58239   (decimal degrees)
41°37'40" N, 93°34'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/451487/4608604 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines NE
Inventory numbers
IA 40420 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 60893 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 25, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • May 8, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: GPS fix
  • May 7, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Comments 

CNW - Euclid Avenue Overpass
Posted May 8, 2014, by Andy W (zzjitterzz [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I've been waiting for this bridge to appear! I had no idea how to add it. Anyway, this is the ex-CGW bridge removed to straighten Delaware ave. It was actually further east than indicated on the map (actual coordinates: 41.627778,-93.5815). The place noted on the map is indeed the ex-CNW Ames to Des Moines main but no bridge has ever existed there.