River View Cache
In Iowa, United States
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A hike along a well used path brings you to this cache with a scenic view of the Des Moines river on the south and the Hindu Temple to the North.
Take the path through the woods for the scenic route or cut through the field & then join up with the path.
The St. Louis, Des Moines & Northern Railroad company was incorporated in May, 1881 and the line from Des Moines to Boone was completed in 1882. It was a narrow-gauge track for a decade and a half, bridging the river almost straight south of Madrid and about one-quarter mile west of the present Highway 17 bridge. It was the first high bridge to be built in this area, a wooden structure one-half mile long and over 100 feet above the river. All of the pilings and 10 x 12 timbers used to build the bridge were hauled by horse-drawn wagons from the new town of Woodward. This area later developed a coal camp known as "High Bridge", and the area was also a famous resort for picnic parties and clam bakes. If the water level is low, you can still see remnants of the bridge pillars.
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Last Updated: on 10/2/2012 11:02:02 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:02 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum