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Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Vine Street, Polk County

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Inventory Number: IA/15-77-U01x
County: Polk County
Town/Village: Des Moines
Bridge Name: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Vine Street
Crosses: Des Moines River
Truss type:
Spans: 4
Roadway Width:
Built: 1868
When Lost: 1880
Cause: Replaced
Latitude: N41 35.08
Longitude: W093 36.97
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Directions: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad.
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Replaced by a double track metal bridge. Wood truss per the History of Polk County. 4 spans based on the 1868 panoramic map.
Clark, Todd. Information received by email, November 2013
The History of Polk County, Iowa, 1880, page 744

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