Rating:
2 votes

FDDM - Squaw Creek Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Pier Remains

Photo taken by Luke in April 2012

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BH Photo #229710

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Squaw Creek on Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad (former Ames and College Railroad) in Ames
Location
Ames, Story County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by new bridge
Railroads
- Ames & College Railway (A&C)
- Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railway (FDDM)
- Interurban
Design
Timber stringer
Also called
Ames & College Railway - Squaw Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.02675, -93.62883   (decimal degrees)
42°01'36" N, 93°37'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/447943/4652937 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ames West
Inventory number
BH 52020 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • July 18, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Reverted back to old default image
  • July 18, 2012: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
  • April 17, 2012: New photo from Luke Harden
  • April 11, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad"
  • April 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Ames & College Railway"

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Comments 

Ames & College Railway Bridge
Posted July 19, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Personally, I prefer the Black and White photo for the default as it shows the actual bridge and not just the bridge location. The color image certainly belongs here as it does document that the bridge is lost, but I would rather have a bridge photograph as the default. Just my $0.02.