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2nd Avenue Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.613935,-93.619859

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Carries 2nd Avenue over Birdland Drive
Design: frame/concrete
Design Details: Concrete rigid frame
Total Length: 98.1 Feet
Span Length: 44.0 Feet

Overview: Rigid frame bridge over Birdland Drive on 2nd Avenue in Des Moines
History: Built 1936; rehabilitated 1985
Built: 1936

Location: Polk County

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378369

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Looking West

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

378367

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Looking East

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378368

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Looking East

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Branch Mud Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.565290,-93.390575

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Carries 20th Avenue over Branch Mud Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 52.2 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony truss bridge over Branch Mud Creek on 20th Avenue
History: Built 1921; rehabilitated 1955; replaced 2013
Built: 1921

Location: Polk County

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Camp Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.565448,-93.349959

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Carries Miller Drive over Camp Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 53.2 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Camp Creek on Miller Drive
History: Built 1914
Built: 1914

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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Camp Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.538749,-93.338622

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Carries 124th Street over Camp Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Warren pony truss
Total Length: 83.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Camp Creek on 124th Street
History: Built ca. 1930; rehabilitated 1958
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

373075

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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DeVoite Drive Bridge

Status: Open

Location: 41.637033,-93.378376

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Carries DeVoite Drive over Camp Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 62.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Camp Creek on de Voite Drive (de Voite Dr)
History: Built 1958
Built: 1958

Location: Polk County

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Old US 6 Camp Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.644255,-93.380081

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Carries Old US 6 over Camp Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Camp Creek on Old US 6 in Mitchellville
History: Built 1922
Built: 1922

Location: Polk County

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373053

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Tried to take pic from the same angle as the construction picture

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Looking East

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railing

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East side looking North

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undrneath the arch

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erosion shiwong

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East railing on abutment showing old paint

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decaying railing

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Court Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.585722,-93.617694

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Carries Court Avenue over Des Moines River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 496.1 Feet
Span Length: 91.9 Feet

Overview: Five-span arch bridge over Des Moines River on Court Avenue in Des Moines
History: Built 1917; rehabilitated 1982
Built: 1917

Location: Polk County

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115376

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115377

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115378

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115379

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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"Plaque"

Photo taken by Jason Mrachina

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Photo taken by Jason Mrachina

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Looking South from East Walnut St. Bridge

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in May 2017

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Looking Southwest

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in May 2017

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in May 2017

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Center arch

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Lamp post

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Looking East

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Looking Southeast

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Under the West arch

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Under the arch

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Looking Southeast

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Deer Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.757406,-93.541381

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Carries 38th Street over Deer Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 23.0 Feet
Span Length: 23.0 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Deer Creek on 38th Street
History: Built 1914
Built: 1914

Location: Polk County

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through the portal

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West side arch closeup

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East side

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West side

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West side

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Fourmile Creek Marsh Arch Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 41.596960,-93.616219

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Carries over Fourmile Creek
Design: arch/through/marsh
Design Details: Marsh arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Marsh arch bridge over Fourmile Creek on
History: Built 1914; Replaced ?
Built: 1914

Location: Polk County

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Four Mile Creek bridge

Side view of lost Four Mile Creek concrete rainbow arch bridge, 1914.

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Grand Avenue Bridge (1918)

Status: Demolished

Location: 41.589156,-93.618735

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Carries Grand Avenue over Des Moines River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 495.1 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Des Moines River on Grand Avenue in Des Moines
History: Built 1918; rehabilitated 1968; Demolished 2016-17
Built: 1918

Location: Polk County

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213948

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Gone

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Gone

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Gone

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Grand Avenue Bridge during flooding in June 2015

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in June 2015

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Grand Avenue Walnut Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced

Location: 41.582697,-93.703220

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Carries Grand Avenue over Walnut Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 168.0 Feet
Span Length: 44.9 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Walnut Creek on Grand Avenue in Des Moines
History: Built 1914; rehabilitated 1961 Demolished 2013
Built: 1914

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Phil Roeder

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Indian Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.856700,-93.386255

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Carries NE 162nd Avenue over Indian Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Riveted, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 123.0 Feet
Span Length: 120.1 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Indian Creek on NE 162nd Avenue
History: Built 1916
Built: 1916

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Bill Dunbar

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Photo taken by Bill Dunbar

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Looking Southwest

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Looking West

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372515

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View from East riverbank

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West half of bridge from Center

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East half of bridge from Center

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Looking East

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East abutment looking North

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Looking East

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Under the deck looking East

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West abutment under the deck

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West half of the bridge

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East abutment

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old pilings

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Indian Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.859567,-93.406075

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Carries CR S27 (96th Street) over Indian Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 27.9 Feet
Span Length: 24.9 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Indian Creek on CR S27 (96th Street)
History: Rehabilitated 1959
Built:

Location: Polk County

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372521

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Looking Northeast

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

372522

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Side railing

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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Looking Northwest

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The arch

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details under the deck

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Looking North

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Looking South

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Indian Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 41.838209,-93.357985

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Carries 152nd Avenue over Indian Creek
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 182.0 Feet
Span Length: 99.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Indian Creek on 152nd Avenue
History: Rehabilitated 1951
Built:

Location: Polk County

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NW 86th Street Little Beaver Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.695370,-93.736404

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Carries NW 86th Street over Little Beaver Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 54.1 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Little Beaver Creek on NW 86th Street in Johnston
History: Built 1926
Built: 1926

Location: Polk County

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369205

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looking south

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

369206

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looking northwest

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

369207

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looking northeast

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

369208

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approach from the south

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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under the deck

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deck connecting to the north pier

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looking south

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attatchment to the north pier

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Locust Street Bridge (1909)

Status: Demolished; Replacement to be constructed

Location: 41.588222,-93.618372

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Carries Locust Street over Des Moines River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 447.2 Feet
Span Length: 102.0 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Des Moines River on Locust Street in Des Moines
History: Built 1909; rehabilitated 1967; to be replaced in 2018
Built: 1909

Location: Polk County

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213959

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

213960

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2011

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Published prior to 1923

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Locust Street Bridge Circa 1917

Postcard view night 1917

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1911 Postcard View

From old Postcard

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East side

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in May 2017

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Looking Northeast

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393028

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Looking North

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393029

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Looking Northeast

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West abutment

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Looking Southeast

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Looking East

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Looking Northwest

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Looking North

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Published prior to 1924

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What's left

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2018

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Deconstruction ongoing

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2018

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East pier & abutment

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Construction site

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West abutment

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2018

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Mud Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.507378,-93.367139

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Carries SE Vandalia Road over Mud Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Warren pony truss
Total Length: 152.9 Feet
Span Length: 80.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Mud Creek on SE Vandalia Road
History: Built ca. 1920
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Polk County

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Mud Creek truss bridge

Photo taken by James Holzmeier ca. 2000

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South side of the bridge

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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West abutment

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East abutment

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weight sign shot full of holes

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Looking East

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Dammed up driftwood from recent flooding

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Mud Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.600703,-93.414164

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Carries IA 163 (12th Avenue) over Mud Creek
Design: arch
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 44.9 Feet
Span Length: 44.9 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Mud Creek on 12th Avenue
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Polk County

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Old Channel Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.784397,-93.483307

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Carries 64th Street over Old Channel
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 24.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Old Channel on 64th Street
History:
Built:

Location: Polk County

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Old IA415 Rock Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 41.718980,-93.647686

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Carries Old IA 415 over Rock Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 32.2 Feet
Span Length: 32.2 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete arch bridge over Rock Creek on Old IA 415
History: Built 1917; replaced 2000
Built: 1917

Location: Polk County

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Riverside Park Drive Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 41.579341,-93.613157

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Carries SW 1st Street over Raccoon River
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel arch
Total Length: 485.0 Feet
Span Length: 86.0 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Raccoon River on SW 1st Street in Des Moines
History: Built 1937; rehabilitated 1974; Converted to pedestran use 2006
Built: 1937

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Matt Mazan

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

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Construction Plaque

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

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View looking South

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SW 7th Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.573338,-93.621310

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Carries SW 7th Street over Raccoon River
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel arch
Total Length: 799.3 Feet
Span Length: 122.1 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Raccoon River on SW 7th Street in Des Moines
History: Built 1915; rehabilitated 1968
Built: 1915

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

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Sw 7th Street Viaduct postcard

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SW 7th Street Bridge

1958

Northwestern Railroad Archives

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Construction plaque

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Looking North from South side of bridge

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Looking North along sidewalk

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Taken from same approximate position as the 1958 picture looking East.

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2017

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Looking Northeast

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1968 redone approach

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Looking North

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Looking North underneath

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Looking North

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Southernmost river span

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1968 approach

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Looking Northwest

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Looking West

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Looking Northwest

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Green Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrains only

Location: 41.576981,-93.619077

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Carries SW 5th Street over Raccoon River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 400.9 Feet
Span Length: 134.8 Feet

Overview: Three-span through truss bridge over Raccoon River formerly on SW 5th Street, now a pedestrain trail in Des Moines
History: Built 1898; closed to traffic in 1993; rehabilitated 1998 and 2016 for pedestrian usage
Built: 1898

Location: Polk County

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5th Street Trail Bridge

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5th Street Trail Bridge

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5th Street Trail Bridge

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5th Street Trail Bridge

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5th Street Trail Bridge

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5th Street Trail Bridge

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5th Street Trail Bridge

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5th Street Trail Bridge

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Jackson St Bridge 1

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Jackson St. Bridge 2

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Jackson Street Bridge 3

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Jackson Street Bridge 4

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Jackson Street Bridge 5

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Down the Green

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Green Bridge

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Looking West

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Truss & deck detail

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Scott Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.578618,-93.612243

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Carries Scott Avenue over Des Moines River
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel arch
Total Length: 747.1 Feet
Span Length: 86.9 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Des Moines River on Scott Avenue in Des Moines
History: Built 1937; rehabilitated 1981
Built: 1937

Location: Polk County

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Scott Avenue Bridge

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Scott Avenue Bridge

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Scott Avenue Bridge

Behind ruins of CGW bridge

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Scott Avenue Bridge

Behind trees and scrap piles

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Plaque

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South Skunk River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.849486,-93.509495

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Carries 158th Avenue (158th Ave) over South Skunk River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss V-frame pony truss
Total Length: 216.2 Feet
Span Length: 123.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over South Skunk River on 158th Avenue (158th Ave)
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Polk County

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Truss at sunset

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St. Johns Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.580204,-93.665750

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Carries St. Johns Road over Unnamed creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over an unnamed creek on St. Johns Road in Des Moines
History:
Built: 1900

Location: Polk County

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University Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.600366,-93.615281

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Carries University Avenue over Des Moines River
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel arch
Total Length: 849.1 Feet
Span Length: 172.9 Feet

Overview: Open-spandrel arch bridge over Des Moines River on University Avenue in Des Moines
History: Built 1917-1920; rehabilitated 1966
Built: 1920

Location: Polk County

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University Avenue Bridge under construction

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West abutment. Looking North

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Looking North at Westermost arch

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Walnut Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.587255,-93.618166

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Carries Walnut Street over Des Moines River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 503.3 Feet
Span Length: 75.1 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Des Moines River on Walnut Street in Des Moines
History: Built 1911; rehabilitated 1966
Built: 1911

Location: Polk County

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Walnut St. Bridge under construction in 1911. Photo taken from roof of City Hall.

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Looking East from the bridge center

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Lolking North on the River Walk

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Under the East arch

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Looking South on the River Walk

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Center

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West side

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East abutment

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Wheelchair lift on East abutment

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Looking North from Court Ave Bridge

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Yeader Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 41.537571,-93.625745

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Carries SW 9th Street over Yeader Creek
Design: arch
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 32.0 Feet
Span Length: 24.0 Feet

Overview: Lost arch bridge over Yeader Creek on SW 9th Street in Des Moines
History: Replaced 2004
Built:

Location: Polk County

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High Trestle Trail - Pasture Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 41.755894,-93.654425

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Carries High Trestle Trail over
Design: beam
Design Details: Beam
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Beam bridge on High Trestle Trail
History:
Built:

Location: Polk County

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Southeast abutment

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Northwest abutment

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Kempton Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.680413,-93.668725

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Carries NW 66th Avenue over Des Moines River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 610.9 Feet
Span Length: 108.9 Feet

Overview: Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Des Moines River on NW 66th Avenue
History: Built 1959; Replaced 2017
Built: 1959

Location: Polk County

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CBQ - Des Moines River Bridge (Iowa Power & Light Co.)

Status: Removed

Location: 41.551740,-93.527158

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Carries Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad over Des Moines River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 456.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
History: Removed 1974
Built:

Location: Polk County

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Ca. Summer 1958

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US69 Des Moines River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.575630,-93.597001

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Carries US 69 over Des Moines River
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: "The SE 14th Street Bridge maintains its original appearance while demonstrating the high quality of bridge design and construction in the 1930s of continuous span technology.

"This document was prepared as part of the Iowa Historic Bridges Recording Project performed durng the Summer of 1995 by the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER). The project was sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT). Preliminary research on this bridge was performed by Clayton B. Fraser of Fraserdesign, Loveland, CO."

Historians: Richard Vidutis and James Hippen, Summer 1996
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Total Length: 758.2 Feet
Span Length: 135.2 Feet

Overview: Haunched steel stringer bridge over Des Moines River on US 69 in Des Moines
History: Built 1936; rehabilitated 1973
Built: 1936

Location: Polk County

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North Approach To Se 14th Street Bridge Crossing The Des Moines River, Looking South

Photo by Bruce A. Harms, LBA; Summer 1996, for HAER

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General View Of The East Side Looking West, Showing Four South Spans

Photo by Bruce A. Harms, LBA; Summer 1996, for HAER

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General View Of The South Abutment Showing Piers One And Two Looking Southwest

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General View Of Deck Girder Over Pier Four Looking West

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General View Of Continuous Girder Between Piers Three And Four Looking West

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General View Of North Abutment Looking West

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Detail Of Pier Three Showing The Added Corbels Looking South/Southeast

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General View Of The Nine Girders And Lateral Bracing Showing Three New Girders Added To The Center And The Original Six Spaced Outward, Looking South

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Detail Of The Shoes Resting On Pier Four Showing The Two Types, Looking Northeast

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Detail Of Continuous Girder Connections Looking Southeast

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86th Street Overpass

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 41.652778,-93.738889

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Carries 86th Street over Over I-35 & I-80
Design: other
Design Details: Built as part of the earliest construction on America's interstate highway system, the 86th Street Overpass represents a formative exercise in welded aluminum construction. It was designed by noted Iowa engineer Ned Ashton, under contract with the Iowa State Highway Commission, as an alternative to steel for bridge construction. The bridge's serendipitous merger of structural aluminum and electric arc welding was unprecedented. Never before had one structure combined such novel materials and techniques as this 220-foot-long overpass in Urbandale. Aluminum soon fell into disfavor among structural engineers, however, rendering the 86th Street Overpass an engineering anomaly. The lightweight metal may never have caught on for bridge construction, but the 86th Street Overpass remains an important milestone in civil engineering history: the first welded aluminum bridge in the world.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Aluminum Bridge over Over I-35 & I-80 on 86th Street in Urbandale
History: Built 1958; Replaced 1994
Built: 1958

Location: Polk County

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The 86th Street Overpass remains an important milestone in civil engineering history: it was the first welded aluminum bridge in the world.

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Owens Covered Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 41.540534,-93.560130

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Carries Pedestrian Path over Branch of Yeader Creek
Design: truss/through/howe
Design Details: Howe through truss
Total Length: 100.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.0 Feet

Overview: Howe through truss bridge over Branch of Yeader Creek on a pedestrain path in Lake Easter Park
History: Built 1887 over North River; Relocated to Lake Easter Park,
Built: 1887

Location: Polk County

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Historic American Buildings Survey C.C. Woodburn, Photographer. January 30, 1934 South End

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Historic American Buildings Survey C.C. Woodburn, Photographer. January 30, 1934 View From Southeast

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Postcard

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Scott Avenue Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 41.583222,-93.532967

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Carries Scott Avenue over Fourmile Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 194.9 Feet
Span Length: 81.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Fourmile Creek on Scott Avenue
History: Built 1913; replaced 1993
Built: 1913

Location: Polk County

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Jordan Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 41.564362,-93.735357

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Carries Grand Avenue over Jordan Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 61.0 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete arch bridge over Jordan Creek on Grand Avenue
History: Built 1932; replaced 1996
Built: 1932

Location: Polk County

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DMRy - Merle Hay Road Trestle

Status: Removed

Location: 41.622448,-93.697716

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Carries Des Moines Railway Co. over Merle Hay Road (58th Street)
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Merle Hay Road (58th Street) on Des Moines Railway Co.
History: Built circa 1904-5 (Supposedly); Removed July 11, 1950
Built: 1904

Location: Polk County

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Trolley in the 1940s

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Removal in 1950

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Shortline Yard Footbridge

Status: Removed

Location: 41.589417,-93.567864

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Carries Pedestrian Pathway over Short Line Yard
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Short Line Yard on Pedestrian Pathway
History:
Built:

Location: Polk County

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Short Line Yard Footbridge

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Short Line Yard Footbridge

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Short Line Yard Footbridge

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Chichaqua Bottoms Wagon Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 41.794325,-93.429537

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Carries Pedestrian trail over Chichaqua Bottoms
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 100.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Chichaqua Bottoms on Pedestrian trail
History: Built 1915; moved here in 1992
Built: 1915

Location: Polk County

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IAIS - Des Moines River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.584680,-93.616215

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Carries Iowa Interstate Railroad over Des Moines River
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: 5-80' Through Plate Girder Spans 3-75' Through Plate Girder Spans
Total Length: 625.0 Feet
Span Length: 80.0 Feet

Overview: 8 span Through Plate Girder bridge over Des Moines River on Iowa Interstate Railroad
History: Built 1905
Built: 1905

Location: Polk County

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

From West Bank

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

West spans

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

Span #1

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

Span #3

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

Pier #1

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

West Abutment

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

Abandoned side

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

Plate

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

Span #2

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

Under bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

Pier #2. Stone Pier likley from former bridge that was a four span truss bridge.

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

Pier #3

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

Spans 8, 7 and 6

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

Span #4

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

Pier #4

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

Span #6

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

Pier #6

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

Span #7

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

east abutment, buried somewhere under here

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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Union Pacific Downtown Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

From floodwall

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

Looking east

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

From east bank

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

Eastern spans

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

center spans

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

pier #2

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Looking East

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IAIS Engine 513 in Rock Island livery leaves Eastbound

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IAIS Engine 513 in Rock Island livery crossed Eastbound

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Bridge is in the background.

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

West End

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

Pier

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

Looking West Across Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

East Abutment

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

Looking West

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

Pier

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

Pier

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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East Abutment

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

Pier #6

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Pier #7

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

Pier #5

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

West End

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

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IAIS Des Moines River Bridge

West Abutment

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Eastbound train crosses

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Eastbound train crosses

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Looking SW over the frozen Des Moines River

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Looking West

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Looking NW over the frozen Des Moines River

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Looking NW over the frozen Des Moines River

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Looking NE in -2 temps

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West approach ooking North

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West approach Looking South

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Lookign SE

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Inter-Urban Trail Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 41.624443,-93.644426

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Carries Interurban Trail over Des Moines River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 1 Span I-Beam (Non Authentic) 4 - 127' Pratt Through Truss Spans 4 Spans Trestle (non authentic)
Total Length: 615.0 Feet
Span Length: 127.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Interurban Trail
History: Built 1905, Abandoned 1982; Converted to trail use 1998, repaired 2012
Built: 1905

Location: Polk County

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Before it was a trail bridge

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Interurban bridge under construction

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Ariel view 1952

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Interurban Trail Bridge

From West Bank

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Span #1

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Interurban Trail Bridge

From West Bank

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Span #2

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Looking East

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Pier #1

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Pier #2

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Looking East

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Portal Bracing

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Old Trestle approach and pier #5

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Interurban Trail Bridge

East Abutment

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Interurban Trail Bridge

From East End

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Old East Approach

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Interurban Trail Bridge

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Pier #4

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Interurban Trail Bridge

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Span #4

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Interurban Trail Bridge

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Interurban Trail Bridge

From Euclid Avenue

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Interurban Trail Bridge

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Pier #4

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Looking West

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Connection

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Looking West

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Pier #3

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Under Deck

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Connection

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Pier #4

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Joint

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Interurban Trail Bridge

New East Approach

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Interurban Trail Bridge

From East End

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Old Timber Stringers Used

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Looking West

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Interurban Trail Bridge

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Interurban Trail Bridge

New East Approach

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Interurban Trail Bridge

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Span #4

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Interurban Trail Bridge

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Interurban Trail Bridge

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Connection

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Looking West

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Connections

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Interurban Trail Bridge

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Overview

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Span #3

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Span #2

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Span #4

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Interurban Trail Bridge

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Span #1

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Interurban Trail Bridge

West Abutment

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Pier #1

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Interurban Trail Bridge

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Portal (backside, Spans #1-3)

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Upper Connection

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Upper Connection

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Lower Connection

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Plate Location?

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Sway Bracing

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Top Lateral Bracing

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Plaque describing the history of this bridge

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Embossing

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Upper Connection

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Portal Bracing (Backside, Span #4)

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Looking West

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Interurban Trail Bridge

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Looking West

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Interurban Trail Bridge

Looking West

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Interurban Trail Bridge

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Interurban Trail Bridge

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GE 70 Ton Switcher crossing the bridge on July 9th, 1967

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CGW - Des Moines River Bridge

Status: Last of the four spans demolished on 11 September 2013.

Location: 41.578885,-93.609660

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Carries Former Union Pacific Railway over Des Moines River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Four pin-connected, skewed Pratt through trusses, longest being 185', the three others being 180'
Total Length: 720.0 Feet
Span Length: 180.0 Feet

Overview: Lost abandoned Pratt Truss Bridge over Des Moines River
History: Built 1901, closed to railroad traffic in 2001; purchased by the city in 2002 for future trail usage, demolished in 2013
Built: 1901

Location: Polk County

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You can see the remains of a builder's plate in this image

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Connection detail

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During the 2008 Flooding

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During the 2008 Flooding

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Tree growing out of a pier

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Flood debris trapped underneath

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MIssing deck destoryed by fire

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Burned decking

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Old telegraph/telephone lines

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

From downstream bridge

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

From sandbar on east side

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

Under Bridge

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

Under Bridge

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

West abutment

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

From sandbar on east side

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

Span #1

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Span #2

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Span #3

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Span #1

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

Pier #1

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

Burned out deck

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Burned out deck

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

Pier #2

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

Looking East

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

Span #3

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

Span #2

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

This is why the piers are bad

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

Looking East

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

Bridge Shoe

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

looking East

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

From overlook on west side

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

From overlook on west side

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

From upstream bridge

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

From east side

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

Span #3

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

From East side

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

From east side

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

Span #4

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

From east side

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

Looking west

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge

Looking West

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Portal Detail

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Pier #3

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East Abutment

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Spans #3 ad 4

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge.

Vintage look.

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge Demolition

Bridge to be completely removed. The demolisher also removed the Carver Bridge, so I know him pretty good already. http://bridgehunter.com/mn/carver/bh47580/

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Pier #1

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Already removed span #2

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Stripped off ties and span #2

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Connection

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Lattice

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Cable, ready to pull span down

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Connection

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Connection

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Portal

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Stripped off ties

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Turnbuckle

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Portal

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Roller Bearing Bridge Shoe

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Under bridge

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Pier #1

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Removed span #2

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Cut up truss :(

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Sad Scene

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Into span #3

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span #1

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Pier #1

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Chunk missing

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Sad Scene

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Sad Scene

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Removed span #2

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Eastern spans

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Span #1

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Span #1

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Eastern spans

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Damaged portal

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Detail Photos here taken with permission from Mike, the demolisher.

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Detail

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Portal

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Portal

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One hole where someone apparently fell through a couple years ago

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Inside the bridge

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Inside truss

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Bridge shoe

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Looking west

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East abutment

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Looking east

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Pier #3

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Span #3

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Looking west

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Span #4

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Looking east

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Removed span #2

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Looking south

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Pin connection

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge Demolition

stripping ties

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In the truss of span #1

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Lattice

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Portal

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Roller Bearing Bridge Shoe

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Rollers

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Bridge Shoe and Angle Plate

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Tearing off ties (taken with permission from demolisher)

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pulling off ties with a backhoe!

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Pulling off ties!

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Fallen ties

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Cut up steel

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Cut up steel

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CGW Des Moines River Bridge Demolition

Last look...

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Skewed base beams

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Portal

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Removed ties

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West abutment

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Connection

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Inside bridge

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Pier #2

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Portal

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Looking east

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Looking into truss

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battered deck

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One span left

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Bridge has seen its last flood as the water rises

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Pier #1

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Pier #2

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Scrap

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Scrap

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Scrap

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The reason the demolisher is in Arkansas at the time of the picture. He had to make up his losses.

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Scrap

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Scrap

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Roller Bearings

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Roller Bearings

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Connection

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Connection

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Scrap

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Scrap

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Looking East

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Anchor Rods

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Connection

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Scrap

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Scrap

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Scrap

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Last Span (Still there almost 6 months later)

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Concrete backing

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Actual Abutment

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Concrete Backing

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Embossing

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scrap

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Scrap

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Scrap

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North abutment today

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Red Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrian traffic

Location: 41.585249,-93.616387

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Carries Principal Riverwalk over Des Moines River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 1-45' I-Beam (Non-Authentic Span) 1-68' Steel Girder (Built 1905) 2-155' Pin Connected Pratt Truss Spans (Built 1891) 1-75' Through Plate Girder (Added 1945) 1-20' I-Beam (Added 1945)
Total Length: 527.0 Feet
Span Length: 155.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt Through Truss Bridge over Des Moines River on Principal Riverwalk
History: Built 1891; One truss span lost due to collision with a shifted flatcar load 1944; Abandoned in 1995; Converted to trail use in 2006; Raised 2016-17
Built: 1891

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Jason Mrachina

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Red Bridge

From west abutment

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From West Bank

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Deck Plate Girder Span

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Non railroad span

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Current West Abutment. It looks old, but it is not connected to the other abutment. What is it from?

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Old West Abutment

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Under I-Beam span (non railroad)

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Red Bridge

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Pier #1

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Truss Span #1

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From West Bank

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Truss Span #2

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From West Bank

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From West bank

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From West Bank

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Span #1

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Span #2

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Portal Detail

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Looking West

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I-Beam span on East end

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Looking West

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East abutment-soon to be covered by a new floodwall

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Through Plate Girder Approach on East Side

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From East Bank

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Eastern Truss Span

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Pier #3

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From East Bank

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Pier #3 in river

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Trestle Posts

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Pier #4 on the east bank

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under bridge

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Red Bridge

From east bank

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bridge shoe

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Red Bridge

From west side

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From floodwall

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Former west abutment

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Looking east

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Span #1

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Span #2

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From west bank-Court Ave

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Span #1

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Span #2

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From court ave

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From Court Ave

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east approach

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Red Bridge

From east bank

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From east bank

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Looking west

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Detail

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portal

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Red Bridge

Looking east

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Red Bridge

From floodwall

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Photo taken by Carl Wycoff

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Red Bridge

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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Red Bridge 2

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2013

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DMU Bridge over Des Moines River

Jim Sands

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Des Moines Union Ry. bridge

Ca. 1997

Photo taken by James Holzmeier

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Des Moines Union Ry. bridge

Ca. 1997

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Photo provided by Carl Wycoff

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Red Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2015

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Red Bridge

Overview

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Red Bridge

West Approach

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Red Bridge

West Abutment/Flood Wall

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Red Bridge

Portal Bracing

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Red Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

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Red Bridge

Sway Bracing

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Red Bridge

Looking West

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Red Bridge

Looking West

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Red Bridge

Looking West

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Red Bridge

East Approach

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Red Bridge

East Abutment

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Red Bridge

East Pier

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Red Bridge

Overview

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Red Bridge

Through Girder Span

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Red Bridge

Pier

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Red Bridge

Trusses

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Red Bridge

Overview

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Red Bridge

Overview

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Red Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

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Red Bridge

Upper Connection

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Red Bridge

Lower Connection

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Red Bridge

Overview

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Red Bridge

Bridge Overview, after 2017 raise

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Red Bridge

East Approach

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Red Bridge

New East Pier

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Red Bridge

East Jump Span

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Red Bridge

New East Abutment

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Red Bridge

Overview

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Red Bridge

East Truss

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Red Bridge

Middle Pier

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Red Bridge

Looking Wes

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Red Bridge

Portal Bracing

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Red Bridge

Looking West

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Red Bridge

Inside Truss

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Red Bridge

Sway Bracing

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Red Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

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Red Bridge

Upper Connection

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Red Bridge

Lower Connection

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Red Bridge

West Pier

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Red Bridge

Looking East

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Red Bridge

Overview

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Red Bridge

West Approach

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Red Bridge

New West Approach Pier

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Red Bridge

West Jump Span

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Red Bridge

Missing Plaque

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Looking SW over the frozen Des Moines River

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Looking West at night

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Looking Northwest over the frozen Des Moines River

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Looking Northwest over the frozen Des Moines River

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Looking Northwest over the frozen Des Moines River

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West span

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Center

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East span

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Approach

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Looking Northeast

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Photo taken by John Bernhisel in June 2018

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UP - Des Moines River Bridge (Hartford Avenue)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.570426,-93.577301

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Carries Union Pacific Railroad over Des Moines River
Design: truss/through/warren/sub-panels
Design Details: 3 - 160' Subdivided Warren Through Truss w/ x-frame lattice portals & riveted connections
Total Length: 459.0 Feet
Span Length: 160.0 Feet

Overview: 3 Span Baltimore Through Truss Bridge over Des Moines River near Hartford Ave
History: First built 1880's, rebuilt 1915 as 4 span truss bridge with trestle approaches on either side, rebuilt 1920 with three truss spans and trestle. Trestle filled at later date.
Built: 1920

Location: Polk County

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Portal view

There was a reason for the poor quality of pics: this was taken during the rain (and it was extremely humid) and moisture seeped into the digital camera. The result were pics that resemble a malfunctioning blind robot. Fortunately, I had enough light to take these pics and the camera dried off to a point where it functioned normally later on in the evening.

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Portal bracing

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Side view

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Photo taken by Bradley J. Grefe

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

From path on south side

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

From south side

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Pier #1

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

South Abutment

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Rivet Detail

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

From South Bank

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Span #2 (Middle)

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Span #1 (South)

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Span #3 (North)

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

From South Bank

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Portal Detail

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Bracing detail

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Bracing detail

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Looking South

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Concrete Trestle-replaced the trestle that once approached the main bridge on the north end, hence the awkward north abutment on the main bridge. The two bridges were separated in the late 1960's.

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

American Bridge Company plate once here

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

From north bank

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Awkward abutment. That is a pier that connected this to the trestle approaches at one time.

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

From north bank

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Pier #2

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

North abutment

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

From north bank

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

From north bank

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Span #3 (North)

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Fill

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Under Bridge

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

Looking north

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

From south bank

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UP Des Moines River crossing at Hartford Ave

From south bank

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Union Pacific Des Moines River Bridge

From access path

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Union Pacific Des Moines River Bridge

From west bank

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Union Pacific Des Moines River Bridge

Pier #1

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Union Pacific Des Moines River Bridge

West abutment

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Union Pacific Des Moines River Bridge

From west bank

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Union Pacific Des Moines River Bridge

Span #2

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Union Pacific Des Moines River Bridge

Span #1

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Union Pacific Des Moines River Bridge

From west bank

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Union Pacific Des Moines River Bridge

Under bridge

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Union Pacific Des Moines River Bridge

Looking east

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Union Pacific Des Moines River Bridge

Portal bracing

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Union Pacific Des Moines River Bridge

Looking east

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Union Pacific Des Moines River Bridge

Looking east

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Union Pacific Des Moines River Bridge

From west bank

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Looking North

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in January 2017

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in January 2017

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South abutment & bridge footing

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in January 2017

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in January 2017

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

Looking North

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

Portal Bracing

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

Looking North

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

Sway Bracing

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

Inside Truss

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

South Abutment

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

Overview

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

South Pier

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

Middle Span

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

End Span

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

Overview

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

Upper Connection

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

North Pier

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

North Abutment

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UP Des Moines River Bridge

Under Bridge

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Looking Northeast

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Looking East

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2017

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Looking East

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South Abutment

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Looking Northeast

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Footing on South abutment

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Looking North

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Southernmost span

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Looking Northeast

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Southbound freight crossing in the night!

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IAIS - Ashworth Park Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.568602,-93.679308

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Carries Iowa Interstate Railroad over Trail and Walnut Creek
Design: truss/through/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren through truss with all verticals
Total Length: 157.0 Feet
Span Length: 113.0 Feet

Overview: Warren Through Truss bridge over Trail and Walnut Creek on Iowa Interstate Railroad
History: Built 1897; Replaced 2017
Built: 1897

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Jeff Gitchel

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Detail

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Photo taken by Phil Roeder

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Date Stamp

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Lower Connection

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Lower Connection

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

East End

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Bridge Shoe

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Under Bridge

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

East Abutment

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Overview

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Looking West

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Looking West

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Lower Connections

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Sway Bracing

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Upper Connection

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Upper Connection

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Portal Bracing

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Looking West

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Bridge Shoe

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Lower Connection

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Pier

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Pier

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

East Abutment

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Portal Bracing

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

Heel Bracing

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

West Approach

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Ashworth Park Railroad Bridge

West Approach

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Waterworks Park Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians
Scheduled to be replaced with a large bridge, although plans have not yet been finalized.

Location: 41.566192,-93.664065

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Carries Trail over Raccoon River
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details:
Total Length: 317.0 Feet
Span Length: 98.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt pony truss bridge over Raccoon River on Trail
History: Built 1914 , Converted for trail use in 1999
Built: 1914

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Jeff Gitchell

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Photo taken by Jeff Gitchel

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Detail

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Deck detail

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Waterworks Park Bridge.

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Waterworks Bridge

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Waterworks Bridge Scene

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Waterworks Park Bridge

South Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2013

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Waterworks Park Bridge

From South

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Waterworks Park Bridge

South Approach

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Waterworks Park Bridge

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Waterworks Park Bridge

south pier

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Waterworks Park Bridge

Middle Pier

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Waterworks Park Bridge

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Waterworks Park Bridge

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Waterworks Park Bridge

South Abutment

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Waterworks Park Bridge

Looking North

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Waterworks Park Bridge

Looking North

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Waterworks Park Bridge

Upper Connection

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Waterworks Park Bridge

Diagonal

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Waterworks Park Bridge

Upper Chord

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Waterworks Park Bridge

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Waterworks Park Bridge

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Waterworks Park Bridge

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Waterworks Park Bridge

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Waterworks Park Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2013

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Waterworks Park Bridge

Looking South

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Waterworks Park Bridge

North Pier

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Waterworks Park Bridge

North Approach

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Waterworks Park Bridge

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Waterworks Park Bridge

Connections

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Waterworks Park Bridge

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IAIS - Walnut Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.583306,-93.702345

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Carries Iowa Interstate Railroad over Walnut Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: 1 Span Trestle 1-105' Pratt pony truss 1 Span Trestle
Total Length: 142.0 Feet
Span Length: 105.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek on Iowa Interstate Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Polk County

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

Photo taken by C J Johnson

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

Grand Avenue Construction made photos hard at best

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2013

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

Looking North

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

South Approach

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

South Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2013

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

South Pier

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

Bridge Shoe

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

Carnegie

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2013

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

From South Bank

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

Upper Connection

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

Lower Connection

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

Upper Connection

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

Pilings

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

North Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2013

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

Cross Beams

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2013

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge #1

Missing Plaque

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge #1

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge #1

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge #1

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge #1

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge #1

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge #1

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East Abutment

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge #1

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge #1

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge #1

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IAIS - Walnut Creek Bridge #2

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.599316,-93.722387

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Carries Iowa Interstate Railroad over Walnut Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: 2 Spans Trestle 1-105' Pratt Pony Truss 2 Spans trestle
Total Length: 162.0 Feet
Span Length: 105.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek on Iowa Interstate Railroad
History: Built 1902, Piers Rebuilt 1943
Built: 1902

Location: Polk County

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge #2

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge #2

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge #2

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IAIS Walnut Creek Bridge #2

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Herrold Bridge

Status: Closed to all traffic

Location: 41.721999,-93.750298

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Carries NW 88th Avenue over Beaver Creek
Design: girder/deck/concrete
Design Details: Cantilevered concrete deck girder
Total Length: 156.0 Feet
Span Length: 68.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete deck girder bridge over Beaver Creek
History: Built 1921
Built: 1921

Location: Polk County

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Corydon Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 41.726199,-93.697826

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Carries Road over Des Moines River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 312.0 Feet
Span Length: 156.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
History: Built 1889, Damaged and closed after the National Guard drove a tank across it in 1972, Removed ca: 1975
Built: 1889

Location: Polk County

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CNW - Euclid Avenue Overpass

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 41.627697,-93.582391

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Carries Railroad (CNW) over Euclid Avenue
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 25.9 Feet
Span Length: 25.9 Feet

Overview: Pony plate girder over Euclid Avenue on Railroad (CNW)
History: Built 1934; Removed 1997
Built: 1934

Location: Polk County

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Center Street Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians and bikes only

Location: 41.591886,-93.618618

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Carries Pedestrian and bicycle trail at the Principal River Walk over Des Moines River
Design: arch/through/steel
Design Details: Steel tied arch bridge
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Steel through arch bridge over Des Moines River on Pedestrian and bicycle trail at the Principal River Walk
History: Built in 2010 as part of the Principal River Walk trail network along the Des Moines River
Built: 2010

Location: Polk County

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Looking North from Locust Street

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Bridge sign

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Looking Southeast from Wells Fargo Arena

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IA316 Des Moines River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.488078,-93.338590

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Carries IA Hwy. 316/ CSAH S35 over Des Moines River
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 2139.5 Feet
Span Length: 188.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Des Moines River on IA Hwy. 316/ CSAH S35
History: Built 1968
Built: 1968

Location: Polk County

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Looking North

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South abutment

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Looking Northeast

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Under the deck

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Pier & the deck

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South approach

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Crossing the river

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Pier & under the deck

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BNSF - Des Moines River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.488172,-93.338767

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Carries BNSF Railway over Des Moines River
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: 18 I-Beam Spans 2-190', 1-185' Warren Through Truss 18 I-Beam Spans
Total Length: 2135.0 Feet
Span Length: 190.0 Feet

Overview: Warren through truss bridge over Des Moines River on BNSF Railway
History: Built 1964
Built: 1964

Location: Polk County

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

North Abutment

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

Looking South

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

I-Beam Span

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

I-Beam spans on north side

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

Pier

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

Pier

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

Portal Detail

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

Larger pier

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

Bridge shoe

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

truss spans

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

Riveting

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

Center span

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

Truss bracing

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

Pier

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

What is this???

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

South Abutment

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

I-Beam span

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

Looking North

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

South approaches

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

Truss spans looking north

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

Pier

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

Looking north

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

North truss span

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BNSF Bridge at Swan

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between the bridges atop a mountain of driftwood

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Under the deck

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Center span

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North & Center span

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Northernmost span

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Northernmost span closeup

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North span & North approach

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North & Center span

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Looking North

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Center & North spans

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Looking North as a SB train crosses

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Looking Southwest as a SB train crosses

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RI - Fourmile Creek Bridge

Status: Abandoned

Location: 41.583560,-93.533124

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Carries Abandoned Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad over Fourmile Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: 5-44' spans Deck Plate Girder
Total Length: 220.0 Feet
Span Length: 44.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Fourmile Creek
History: Built ca. 1900; abandoned ca. 1980
Built: 1900

Location: Polk County

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Center Span (Span #3)

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Pier #3

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Span #2

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

From east Bank

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Plate-minimal corrosion, looking good

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Pier #1

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

East Abutment

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

X-Bracing, also looking good with minimal corrosion

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Looking west "across" the bridge

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

From East bank

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

From IAIS Bridge

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Joint between span #2 and #3

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2012

235833

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Center of the bridge from IAIS Bridge

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235834

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Span #4

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235835

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Span #2

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235836

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

From west bank

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235837

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

From West bank, under IAIS bridge

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2012

235838

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Span #3

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235839

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

From west bank

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235840

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Pier #3

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Pier #4

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2012

235842

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Span #5

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235843

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Looking east along bridge

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2012

235844

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

From west side

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2012

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Span #5

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235846

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Span #4

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235847

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

From Scott Ave

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235848

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

Center Span (#3)

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235849

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Rock Island Four Mile Creek Bridge

From Scott Ave

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406847

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

406848

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

406849

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

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406850

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Pier #3

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406851

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Pier #2

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406852

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Span #5

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406853

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

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412947

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2017

412948

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

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412949

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

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412950

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Span #1

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412951

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Span #2

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412952

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Looking East

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412953

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Missing Plaque

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412954

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

West Abutment

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412955

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Under Bridge

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2017

412956

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Pier #1

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412958

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Pier #2

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412959

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Pier #3

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412960

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Looking East

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412961

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

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412962

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Abandoned Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

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Locust Street Bridge (Old)

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 41.588296,-93.617742

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Carries Locust Street over Des Moines River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Locust Street
History: Replaced 1909
Built:

Location: Polk County

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Locust Street Bridge

Photo by Des Moines Illustrated, 1909

323668

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Wabash - Drainage Trestle

Status: Demolished

Location: 41.508305,-93.344021

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Carries Wabash, later N&W Railway over Unknown creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 45.5 Feet
Span Length: 15.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel stringer bridge over Unknown creek on Wabash, later N&W Railway
History: Original pile trestle bridge at this location built 1899; rebuilt 1937 with this bridge; removed account of line realignment concurrent to Lake Red Rock project
Built: 1937

Location: Polk County

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IAIS - 80th Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.660927,-93.444955

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Carries Iowa Interstate Railroad over 80th Street
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 130.0 Feet
Span Length: 70.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over 80th Street on Iowa Interstate Railroad
History: Built 1901
Built: 1901

Location: Polk County

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231310

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Photo taken by Bill Dunbar

231311

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Photo taken by Bill Dunbar

282729

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in April 2014

282730

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

East Abutment

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282731

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

West Abutment

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282732

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

Date Stamp

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282733

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

Under Bridge

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282734

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

Plate Location

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282735

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

East End

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282736

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

Overview

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406881

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

Overview

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406882

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

Overview

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406883

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

West Abutment

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406884

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

East Abutment

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406885

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

Stamp

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406886

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

Under Bridge

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406887

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

Missing Plaque

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406888

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

West Abutment

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406889

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

Overview

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406890

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IAIS 80th Street Bridge

Overview

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UP - Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.563066,-93.690149

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Carries Union Pacific Railroad over Raccoon River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 310.0 Feet
Span Length: 80.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Raccoon River on Union Pacific Railroad
History: Built ca. 1985 using secondhand material
Built:

Location: Polk County

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385243

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Looking South

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366428

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Photo taken Sept. 2016 by Daniel Barnes

366429

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Photo taken Sept. 2016 by Daniel Barnes

366430

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Photo taken Sept. 2016 by Daniel Barnes

366431

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Photo taken Sept. 2016 by Daniel Barnes

366432

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Photo taken Sept. 2016 by Daniel Barnes

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Photo taken Sept. 2016 by Daniel Barnes

466879

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Overview

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466880

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

South approach

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466881

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

South span (Span #1)

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466882

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Span #2

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466883

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Pier #2

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466884

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Pier #3

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466885

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Overview

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466886

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Overview

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466887

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Pier #4

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466888

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

South Approach

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466889

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Span #4

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466890

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Main Span (Span #5)

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466891

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Looking north

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466892

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Looking north

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466893

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Looking south

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466894

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Overview from NW quadrant

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466895

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

North approach

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466896

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Span #6

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466897

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Span #5

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466898

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Span #7

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466899

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Overview

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466900

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Main Span

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466901

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Main span details

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466902

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Pier #5

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466903

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Pier #6

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466904

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Pier #7

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466905

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Overview

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466906

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Overview

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466907

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Under Span #7

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466908

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Rebuilt components (Span #7)

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466909

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

North abutment

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466910

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Missing Bethlhem Steel Co plaque, North Span

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466911

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Writing on bridge

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466912

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Writing on bridge

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466913

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Looking south

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466914

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Looking south

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466915

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Missing plaque, span #1

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466916

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

South abutment

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466917

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Overview

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466918

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UP Raccoon River Bridge (Hollingsworth Spur)

Missing plaque, main span

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UP - IA415 Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.640530,-93.619959

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Carries Union Pacific Railroad over IA-415/2nd Ave
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: 2 span Steel stringer with trestle approach
Total Length: 185.0 Feet
Span Length: 32.0 Feet

Overview: Steel Stringer Bridge over IA-415 (2nd Ave) on Union Pacific Railroad (Ex DCI)
History: Built 1942
Built: 1942

Location: Polk County

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232467

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242534

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

Full View

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2012

242535

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

Full view

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242536

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

West approach

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242537

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

Pier #2

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242538

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

Span #2 (lettering somewhat visible)

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242539

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

Span #1

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242540

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

West abutment

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242541

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

Pier #1

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242542

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

Center spans

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242543

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

West approach

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242544

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

Looking east

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242545

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

Looking East

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242546

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

From Road

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242547

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

Pier #3

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242548

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

East Approach

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242549

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

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242550

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DM&CI IA-415 Bridge

East approach

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2nd Avenue overpass

Photo taken by unknown photographer in 1975

392719

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Looking South in the evening

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in May 2017

406870

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UP IA-415 Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

406871

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UP IA-415 Bridge

West Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

406872

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UP IA-415 Bridge

Middle Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

406873

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UP IA-415 Bridge

Overview

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406874

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UP IA-415 Bridge

East Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

406875

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UP IA-415 Bridge

East Pier

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406876

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UP IA-415 Bridge

Middle Pier

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406877

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UP IA-415 Bridge

West Pier

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406878

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UP IA-415 Bridge

West Abutment

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406879

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UP IA-415 Bridge

Overview

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406880

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UP IA-415 Bridge

East Span

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462542

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UP - IA415 Overpass

The Des Moines Register: October 18 1942

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IAIS - Hickman Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.614858,-93.746406

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Carries Iowa Interstate Railroad over Hickman Road
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 210.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Hickman Road on Iowa Interstate Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Polk County

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232473

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Photo taken by Bradley J. Grefe

232474

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Photo taken by Bradley J. Grefe

379280

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North pier

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379281

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South pier

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379282

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South side

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379276

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Looking Southeast

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

379277

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Footing on abutment

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

379278

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Northpier

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

379279

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North abutment

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

379274

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Engine 707 crossing

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

379275

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

378764

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Looking East on Hickman Rd

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

378763

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Looking West

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

378762

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South side & abutment

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

378760

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Looking South undere the deck

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

378761

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Looking Southeast

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

378759

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North side & abutment

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IAIS - Fourmile Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.583800,-93.533098

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Carries Iowa Interstate Railroad over Fourmile Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: 5-44' spans Deck Plate Girder
Total Length: 220.0 Feet
Span Length: 44.0 Feet

Overview: Five span deck plate girder bridge over Fourmile Creek on Railroad
History: Built ca. 1900
Built: 1900

Location: Polk County

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235878

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

From east bank looking west

Photo taken by John Marvig in July 2012

235879

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

East abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig

235880

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Looking west

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235881

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Pier #1

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235882

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Looking west under bridge

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235883

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Looking west

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235884

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Pier #2

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235885

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

From east bank

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235886

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Pier #3

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235887

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Pier #4

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235888

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

From east bank

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235889

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Center Span (#3)

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235890

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Looking east from east bank

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235891

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Span #5

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235892

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

West Side

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235893

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Pier #2

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235894

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

From east bank

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235895

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Span #5

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235896

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Looking west

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235897

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Looking east

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235898

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Looking East

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235899

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

West abutment

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235900

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

Pier #4

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235901

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IAIS Four Mile Creek Bridge

From west bank

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406923

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IAIS Fourmile Creek Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

406924

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IAIS Fourmile Creek Bridge

East Abutment

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406925

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IAIS Fourmile Creek Bridge

Looking West

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406926

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IAIS Fourmile Creek Bridge

Pier #4

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406927

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IAIS Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

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406928

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IAIS Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

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406929

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IAIS Fourmile Creek Bridge

Pier #2

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406930

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IAIS Fourmile Creek Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

406931

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IAIS Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

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406932

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IAIS Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

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406933

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IAIS Fourmile Creek Bridge

Pier #1

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406934

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IAIS Fourmile Creek Bridge

West Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2017

406935

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IAIS Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

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406936

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IAIS Fourmile Creek Bridge

Overview

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DMU - Raccoon River Bridge

Status: Removed

Location: 41.572603,-93.628214

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Carries Railroad over Raccoon River
Design: truss/through/baltimore
Design Details: 1-70' Through Plate Girder Span 2-130' Baltimore through truss Spans 1-70' Through Plate Girder Span 190' of beam/stringer
Total Length: 590.0 Feet
Span Length: 130.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Raccoon River on Railroad
History: Built 1910; Removed 2005
Built: 1910

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Dick Tinder

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DMU - Raccoon River Bridge.

Raccoon River from Donald MacRae Park

Photo taken by unknown photographer in 1916.

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DMU - Raccoon River Bridge

Closer look.

Photo taken by unknown photographer 1916.

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DMU - Raccoon River Bridge on far right

Photo taken by unknown photographer 1956.

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DMU - Raccoon River Bridge.

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Berwick Drive Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.680556,-93.551389

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Carries Berwick Drive over Railroad
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 121.1 Feet
Span Length: 24.9 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over Railroad on Berwick Drive
History: Built 1948
Built: 1948

Location: Polk County

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South side

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

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North Side

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Looking East

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Looking South

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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Looking South on Berwick Dr

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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Underneath the road deck

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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Looking West

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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Looking East

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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bridge supports

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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bridge supports

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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South side of bridge

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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South side of bridge

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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South side of bridge

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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South side of bridge

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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South approach

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Looking North

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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Car passing over in the night, looking North

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in April 2020

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George Washington Carver Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.581111,-93.640833

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Carries Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway over Racoon River
Design: arch/through/steel
Design Details: Steel through arch
Total Length: 643.1 Feet
Span Length: 278.9 Feet

Overview: Steel through arch bridge over Racoon River on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
History: Built 2005
Built: 2005

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Phil Roeder

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Photo taken by © Moonwell Photography

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Center span

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in January 2017

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West side

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in January 2017

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East side

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in January 2017

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Looking South

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in January 2017

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Looking South

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in January 2017

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Looking Northwest

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in September 2017

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Looking North

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in September 2017

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Looking North

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MSTL - Des Moines River Bridge

Status: Removed

Location: 41.583991,-93.615906

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Carries Minneapolis & St. Louis Railrway over Des Moines River
Design: truss/through/lattice/quadrangular
Design Details: 4 Span Quadrangular Through Truss
Total Length: 624.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost 4 span quadrangular through truss over Des Moines River on former M&STL
History: Built 1901; Replaced 1905 by an upstream bridge and sold to the M&StL; Removed ?
Built: 1901

Location: Polk County

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Bridge appears briefly in the right section of the photograph.

Photo provided by Carl Wycoff

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Early 1900's.

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Clive Greenbelt Trail - Walnut Creek Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 41.611272,-93.785966

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Carries Clive Greenbelt Trail over Walnut Creek
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 190.0 Feet
Span Length: 70.0 Feet

Overview: Pony plate girder bridge over Walnut Creek on Clive Greenbelt Trail
History: Built 1889, Likely Relocated Here; Converted to trail use 1991
Built: 1889

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Kary Nieuwenhuis

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Photo taken by Kary Nieuwenhuis

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2017

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

West Approach

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

Main Span

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

Main Span

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

Overview

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

West Pier

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

Looking East

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

East Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2017

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

West Pier

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

West Approach

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

Empty Holes

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

Overview

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

West Abutment

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

Looking East

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

Concrete Trail Deck

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

East Approach

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

Looking West

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

Looking West

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Clive Greenbelt Trail Bridge

Plaque

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Birdland Park Drive Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.611873,-93.612389

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Carries Birdland Park Drive over Birdland Lagoon
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 50.9 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Stone faced concrete arch bridge over Birdland Lagoon on Birdland Park Drive
History: Built 1930
Built: 1930

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Darlene

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Photo taken by Darlene

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Looking East

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

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Looking East

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Looking West

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Bridge Near Mitchellville

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.667222,-93.360278

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Carries Road over Creek
Design: girder/deck/concrete
Design Details: Concrete deck girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over creek on road
History:
Built:

Location: Polk County

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IAIS - 8th Street Southwest Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.643843,-93.481083

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Carries Iowa Interstate Railroad over 8th Street SW
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 268.0 Feet
Span Length: 64.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over 8th Street SW on Iowa Interstate Railroad
History: Built 1955
Built: 1955

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Bradley J. Grefe

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Photo taken by Bradley J. Grefe

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Photograph taken by Doug Lambert

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IAIS - 8th Street Southwest Overpass

The Des Moines Register: November 13 1955

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

West approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

Pier #2

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

Span #2

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

Span #3 (west main span)

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

Main spans

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

Center Pier (Pier #3)

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

West abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

West Span (Span #1)

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

Looking East

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

Overview

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

Span #4 (East main Span)

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

Span #3 (West main span)

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

East approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

East approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

East abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

Overview

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

Overview

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IAIS 8th Street Bridge

Overview

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IAIS - Raccoon River Park Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.558870,-93.727222

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Carries Railroad over Jordan Creek
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Jordan Creek on Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Bradley J. Grefe

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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Under the deck

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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Under the deck

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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Under the deck

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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Under the deck

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in October 2016

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New Bridge looking Northwest from Jordan Creek trail. Same position as my October 2016 picture

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in November 2017

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New Bridge looking Southwest

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in November 2017

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New Bridge looking Southwest

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Chichaqua Valley Trail - Santiago Creek Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 41.710170,-93.376905

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Carries Trail over Santiago Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Santiago Creek on Trail
History:
Built:

Location: Polk County

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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Underneath the deck looking West

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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closeer look at hornets nest

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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Looking North

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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East side of bridge

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2016

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West side

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Chichaqua Valley Trail - South Skunk River Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 41.719557,-93.355774

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Carries Chichaqua Valley Trail over South Skunk River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 455.0 Feet
Span Length: 70.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over South Skunk River on Chichaqua Valley Trail
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Polk County

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Skunk River Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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Skunk River Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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Skunk River Bridge

North Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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Skunk River Bridge

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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Skunk River Bridge

North Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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Skunk River Bridge

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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Skunk River Bridge

North Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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Skunk River Bridge

Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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Skunk River Bridge

North Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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Skunk River Bridge

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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Skunk River Bridge

South Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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Skunk River Bridge

From South Bank

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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Skunk River Bridge

South Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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Skunk River Bridge

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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Skunk River Bridge

Damaged Deck

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2013

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Overview

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

West Span (Span #1)

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Overview

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Pier #2

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Span #2

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Overview

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Plaque

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Pier #3

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Span #3

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Pier #4

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

East Pier (Pier #5)

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

East Span (Span #4)

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Overview

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

West pier (Pier #1)

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Overview

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Overview

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Looking east

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

West approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

West abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Looking east

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Looking east

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Looking east

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Deterioration

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Approach details

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Damage

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Looking west

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

East approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

East abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2020

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Chichaqua Valley Trail S. Skunk River Bridge

Looking west

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18th Street Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.582521,-93.641760

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Carries 18th Street over Raccoon River
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: 1 200' Parker through truss 3 185' Parker through trusses 348' timber stringer
Total Length: 738.0 Feet
Span Length: 200.0 Feet

Overview: Parker through truss over Raccoon River on 18th Street (Now renamed Fleur Drive.)
History: Built 1893; Replaced 1936
Built: 1893

Location: Polk County

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FRONT VIEW OF OLD 18TH STREET STEEL PARKER TRUSS BRIDGE FROM ROAD

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DISTANT FRONT VIEW OF OLD 18TH STREET STEEL PARKER TRUSS BRIDGE FROM ROAD

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OBLIQUE VIEW OF OLD 18TH STREET STEEL PARKER TRUSS BRIDGE

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SIDE VIEW OF OLD 18TH STREET STEEL PARKER TRUSS BRIDGE

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DISTANT SIDE VIEW OF OLD 18TH STREET STEEL PARKER TRUSS BRIDGE

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Front view looking north (closer view)

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Front View (closer view)

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Old piers visible when the river is low

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2017

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Old pier

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Old piers

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2017

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Old piers visible when the river is low

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in December 2017

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Old piers visible when the river is low

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Euclid Avenue Des Moines River Bridge (Old)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.627599,-93.645043

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Carries Euclid Avenue over Des Moines River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 2 148' Pratt through trusses (1886) 1 150' Pratt truss (1906)
Total Length: 447.0 Feet
Span Length: 150.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss on Euclid Avenue over Des Moines River
History: Built 1906, Replaced 1933
Built: 1906

Location: Polk County

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FRONT VIEW OF OLD EUCLID AVENUE BRIDGE

1931, final stages of construction.

Photo taken by the DOT

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DCI - Highland Park Bridge

Status: Removed due to "Urban Renewal"

Location: 41.613766,-93.618922

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Carries Railroad over Des Moines River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Railroad
History: Built 1905; Demolished 1986
Built: 1905

Location: Polk County

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DCI- Des Moines River Bridge

Des Moines River from Birdland Drive

Photo taken by unknown photographer in 1916.

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DCI- Des Moines River Bridge.

Des Moines River from Birdland Drive vintage postcard.

Photo taken by Michael O'Brien in May 2014

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North abutment

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

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North abutment

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in February 2017

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North High School Class of 1973 on the approach

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Remaining pier- north bank

Photo taken by Andy Winegar in August 2015

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Remaining pier- north bank

Photo taken by Andy Winegar in August 2015

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Bearing plate atop remaining pier

Photo taken by Andy Winegar in August 2015

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View across river at approximate path of bridge

Photo taken by Andy Winegar in August 2015

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Demolished pier on south bank

Photo taken by Andy Winegar in August 2015

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South abutment

Photo taken by Andy Winegar in August 2015

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1914 REA wreck

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UP/DCI Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.641794,-93.595576

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Carries Railroad (UP) over Railroad (DCI)
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 20.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over abandoned Railroad (DCI) on Railroad (UP)
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Location: Polk County

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South abutment

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Looking Northeast East

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North abutment

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North abutment

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Looking East

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South abutment

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Looking East

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Looking East

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Looking East

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Looking East along old tracks

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Approximate same location as Sims' photo looking East

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Part of the John P. Vander Maas Railroadiana Collection

Photo taken by Ronald D. Sims. Image provided by the University of Iowa Library Sepcial Collections and is used as an educational resource.

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Trestle-to-Trestle Trail - Beaver Creek Bridge

Status: Collapsed

Location: 41.652602,-93.687233

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Carries Trestle to Trestle trail over Beaver Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: 2 span Deck plate girder with trestle approaches
Total Length: 323.0 Feet
Span Length: 35.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Beaver Creek on Trestle to Trestle Trail
History: Converted to trail use ca. 2000; Collapsed during ice jam 2019
Built:

Location: Polk County

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

Looking North

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

South Approach

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

Looking North

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

South Abutment

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

From I-80/I-35 Embankment

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

From I-80/I-35 Embankment

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

Overview

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

Pier

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

Bent

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

Southern Span

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

Trail Underpass

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Beaver Creek Trail Bridge

Looking South, I-80/I-35 in Background

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Johnston Trail Bridge

Looking South

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Johnston Trail Bridge

Overview

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Johnston Trail Bridge

South Span

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Johnston Trail Bridge

North Span

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Johnston Trail Bridge

North Pier

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Johnston Trail Bridge

Center Pier

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Johnston Trail Bridge

South Pier

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Johnston Trail Bridge

North Approach

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Johnston Trail Bridge

Overview

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Johnston Trail Bridge

Overview

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Johnston Trail Bridge

Looking North

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IAIS - Little Fourmile Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.605814,-93.508723

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Carries Iowa Interstate Railroad over Little Fourmile Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: 2 span Steel stringer
Total Length: 66.0 Feet
Span Length: 33.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Little Fourmile Creek on Iowa Interstate Railroad
History:
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Location: Polk County

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UP - Fourmile Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.679579,-93.556480

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Carries Railroad over Fourmile Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Fourmile Creek on Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Polk County

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East side

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Looking West

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piers

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East pier & deck

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Looking Southwest

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East side

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East abutment

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East pier

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East abutment

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Looking West under the deck

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Looking West

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Looking East along South side

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along the deck on the North side

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closeup of West abutment

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under the deck

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West abutment

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West pier

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West abutment

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West pier & deck

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Looking East

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West pier

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Looking East

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West side & pier

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East side & pier Looking East

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Center span

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East side & pier

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East side & pier

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Looking North

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Walnut Street Bridge (1st)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.587427,-93.617163

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Carries Walnut Street over Des Moines River
Design: truss/through/howe
Design Details: Howe through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Des Moines River on Walnut Street
History: Built 1866, Replaced 1871
Built: 1866

Location: Polk County

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Walnut Street Bridge (The first Walnut Street Bridge)

View of Walnut Street bridge and structures west of the Des Moines River including the Demoine House hotel. Sign on bridge reads: "Five dollars fine for driving over this bridge faster than a walk". Des Moines, Iowa. 1866.

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Court Avenue Bridge (1st)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.585472,-93.617537

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Carries Court Avenue over Des Roines River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss?
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Court Avenue
History: Built 1858, Destroyed 1869
Built: 1858

Location: Polk County

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Court Avenue Bridge (3rd)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.585939,-93.616691

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Carries Court Avenue over Des Moines River
Design: truss/through/post
Design Details: Post through truss
Total Length: 576.0 Feet
Span Length: 114.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Post through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Court Avenue
History: Built 1871, replaced 1917
Built: 1871

Location: Polk County

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First Court Avenue Bridge

Toll sign in picture

Photo taken by E.G. Everett.

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Old Court Avenue Bridge

Photo taken by unknown photographer

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Court Avenue from iron_bridge, from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views

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Published prior to 1923

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Old Court Avenue Bridge

From 1889 the Old Court Avenue Bridge. Also a toll bridge.

Photo from Michael O'Brien in November 2014

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The full stereo image

Love this attempt to combine the two images of the images to trick the brain o seeing 3d without an old school viewer: http://stereo.nypl.org/view/17910 Be sober when viewing or risk a bad trip :^)

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Walnut Street Bridge (2nd)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.587523,-93.617206

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Carries Walnut Street over Des Moines River
Design: truss/through/bowstring
Design Details: Bowstring through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bowstring through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Walnut Street
History: Built 1871, Replaced 1891
Built: 1871

Location: Polk County

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Walnut street Bridge

Looking south. The original Court street Bridge is in background.

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Walnut Street Bridge

horse droppings present.

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Right panel of stereoview. Des Moines Walnut Street Bridge By Everett c1870.

Photo taken by Michael O'Brien

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East Douglas Avenue Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 41.629558,-93.547900

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Carries East Douglas Avenue over Fourmile Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 5-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Total Length: 99.1 Feet
Span Length: 97.1 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Fourmile Creek on East Douglas Avenue
History: Built 1895; rehabilitated 1973; replaced 1999
Built: 1895

Location: Polk County

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Ankeny Luten Arch

Status: Destroyed by flooding

Location: 41.731660,-93.572233

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Carries 1st Street over Fourmile Creek
Design: arch/deck/luten
Design Details: Luten arch
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Luten arch bridge over Fourmile Creek on 1st Street
History: Built 1910; Damaged irreparably by flooding in 1917
Built: 1910

Location: Polk County

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Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

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Service Bulletin of the Iowa State Highway Commission, Volumes 3-5; 1917

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NW 84th Avenue Arch Bridge

Status: Open to private traffic

Location: 41.713655,-93.646430

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Carries NW 84th Avenue over Rock Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Rock Creek on NW 84th Avenue
History:
Built:

Location: Polk County

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West abutment

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Center of span

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East abutment

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Looking Southwest

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Looking Southwest (West abutment)

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Looking Wets on NW 84th

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Chichaqua Valley Trail - Fourmile Creek Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 41.665318,-93.549201

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Carries Chichaqua Valley Trail over Fourmile Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 210.0 Feet
Span Length: 50.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Fourmile Creek on Chichaqua Valley Trail
History:
Built:

Location: Polk County

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Berwick Trail Bridge

Looking East

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Berwick Trail Bridge

Overview

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Berwick Trail Bridge

Overview

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Berwick Trail Bridge

Main Span

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Berwick Trail Bridge

East Approach

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Berwick Trail Bridge

Overview

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Berwick Trail Bridge

Main Span

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Berwick Trail Bridge

Looking East

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Berwick Trail Bridge

Overview

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Berwick Trail Bridge

West Approach

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Berwick Trail Bridge

East Pier

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Berwick Trail Bridge

West Pier

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Berwick Trail Bridge

Overview

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Berwick Trail Bridge

East Approach

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Berwick Trail Bridge

Looking East

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Berwick Trail Bridge

Overview

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Berwick Trail Bridge

Looking West

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Abandoned Four Mile Creek Bridge

Overview

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Abandoned Four Mile Creek Bridge

Overview

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Abandoned Four Mile Creek Bridge

South Pier

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Abandoned Four Mile Creek Bridge

North Approach

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Abandoned Four Mile Creek Bridge

Bridge has been on fire...3 times according to the park police who came to ask what I was doing...

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Abandoned Four Mile Creek Bridge

Overview

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Abandoned Four Mile Creek Bridge

South End

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Abandoned Four Mile Creek Bridge

North Approach

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Abandoned Four Mile Creek Bridge

Looking South

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Abandoned Four Mile Creek Bridge

Looking North

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Abandoned Four Mile Creek Bridge

Overview

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Abandoned Four Mile Creek Bridge

Pier

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IA46 Des Moines River Bridge

Status: Removed

Location: 41.551563,-93.524895

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Carries IA46 over Des Moines River
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Warren through truss
Total Length: 609.9 Feet
Span Length: 149.9 Feet

Overview: Lost Warren through truss bridge over Des Moines River on IA46
History: Built 1938; Removed 1998
Built: 1938

Location: Polk County

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The IA 46 bridge is on the right.

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The Des Moines Register: November 25 1938

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CBQ - North River Bridge

Status: Removed

Location: 41.511063,-93.472200

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Carries Railroad over North River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over North River on Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Polk County

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BNSF - Mud Creek Bridge

Status: Open to rail traffic

Location: 41.509477,-93.369884

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Carries Railroad over Mud Creek
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder/steel stringer
Total Length: 447.0 Feet
Span Length: 111.0 Feet

Overview: Pony Plate Girder Bridge over Mud Creek on Railroad
History: Bridge built during a line relocation project thru Runnells, as part of the Lake Red Rock Dam project
Built: 1968

Location: Polk County

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Mud creek 2

View looking to the NW

Photo taken by James Holzmeier ca. 1997

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Mud creek 1

Panoramic view, looking from Vandalia Rd. to the NE

Photo taken by James Holzmeier ca. 1997

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Looking West

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East abutment

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East bank pier

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One of the Eastern piers

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Access deck on North side

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East approach

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Central span

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Central span looking Southeast

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Central span looking West

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Underneath the deck

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Center span from the walking deck. Looking West

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closeup of the deck Looking West

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Looking West

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Center span South side

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Center span South side

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Center span. it was getting real dark

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UP - White Oak Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.841144,-93.519788

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Carries Railroad over White Oak Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over White Oak Creek on Railroad
History: Built 1941
Built: 1941

Location: Polk County

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Creek bank & pillars from previous bridge

Photo taken by Daniel Barnes in March 2017

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RE = American Railway Engineering Association (AREA) standard design. CC = Controlled Cooling USS = United States Steel Illinois = The USS plant the rail was rolled. 1958 = The year the rail was rolled. After the year are a series of hash marks. That is the month

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rails made in 1957

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2nd plaque

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old pilings from old bridge

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Steel edges on South pier

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Footings over South pier

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South abutment

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Looking North

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Looking North along west facing

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American Bridge Company of New York Built 1941

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Looking South along the deck

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North abutment

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North pier & footings

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Under the deck looking South, note footings

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Looking South

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Plaques are in 2 places. Facing East above the North pier & facing West over the South pier

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North pier & footings

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North end

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Looking South

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Looking Southwest

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North Pier

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Under the deck

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ooking South

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Looking East (South end)

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Looking East (North end)

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Looking East

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Adventureland Railroad - Adventureland Lake Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 41.651253,-93.499771

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Carries Adventureland Railroad over Adventureland Lake
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Adventureland Lake on Adventureland Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Polk County

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