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CNW - Des Moines River Bridge (Stratford)

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Photo taken by Lee Smith in June 2014

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge o over Des Moines River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Location
Webster County, Iowa
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Removed 1978 when CNW abandoned the line.
Builder
- Leighton Bridge & Iron Works of Rochester, New York
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
Quadrangular lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 625.0 ft.
Also called
CNW - Des Moines River Bridge (Linnburg)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.25690, -93.99593   (decimal degrees)
42°15'25" N, 93°59'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/417851/4678780 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stratford
Inventory number
BH 61208 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added info
  • June 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Bridge was a Chicago & North Western Bridge consisting of three trusses and two applroach spans
  • June 3, 2014: Added by Lee Smith

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Comments 

CNW - Des Moines River Bridge (Stratford)
Posted October 9, 2020, by Ray Dyer (dyerra [at] aol [dot] com)

My Brother was killed on the east side of Bridge by

16 year old kids firing 22 rifle from west side of budge

On October 1 1967. My brother was deer hunting