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220th Street Overpass

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220th Street Overpass

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Photo taken by John Marvig in March 2019

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BH Photo #445161

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over UPRR on CR P33 (220th Street)
Location
Webster County, Iowa
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1925
Railroad
- Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL; MSTL)
Design
Howe pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 76.1 ft.
Total length: 78.1 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.47221, -94.29273   (decimal degrees)
42°28'20" N, 94°17'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/393733/4703017 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Moorland
Land survey
T. 88 N., R. 30 W., Sec. 1
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
90
Inventory numbers
IA 342800 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14708 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 53 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 27, 2019: New photos from John Marvig

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220th Street Overpass
Posted February 24, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looking at Nathan's documentation of this bridge, it appears that this is another example of a railroad bridge reused for a road. There were at least two more examples in the Twin Cities of this along Minneapolis & St. Louis tracks, both which were confirmed to be railroad spans with valuation material. Unfortunately, this is the last survivor of M&StL pony truss overpasses.

On a side note, it is unknown where these came from. There is no record of the railroad ever using these for railroad use anywhere on the system. As a smaller railroad, is it possible they bought the secondhand spans from another railroad?