UP Stange Road Bridge

Through Girder Bridge over Stange Road
Ames, Story County, Iowa

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Name UP Stange Road Bridge
Built By Chicago & North Western Railway
Contractor Welden Brothers Construction Co. of Iowa Falls, Iowa
Currently Owned By Union Pacific Railroad
Length 74 Feet 6 Inches Total
Width 2 Tracks
Height Above Ground 17 Feet (Estimated)
Superstructure Type Through Plate Girder
Substructure Type Concrete
Date Built 1962
Traffic Count 75 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
UP Bridge Number 190.49
Significance Minimal Significance
Documentation Date November 2016
A brief history of the Chicago & North Western Iowa Division mainline, now part of the Overland Route:


This standard 1960s through girder bridge crosses Stange Road on the Iowa State University campus.
It was built in 1962 to replace a small I-Beam bridge which was set onto stone substructures.
The substructures are made of concrete. The bridge has little decorative feature, other than being painted a silver color.

The author has ranked this bridge as being minimally significant, due to the age and the design.
Fortunately, this bridge remains in good condition. The photo above is an overview.
The structure can be accessed from the road below.


Source Type


Build Date November 16th, 1962 edition of the Ames Tribune
Contractor November 16th, 1962 edition of the Ames Tribune
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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