J.E. Jayne & Son Bridge Co.

of Iowa City, Iowa
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"John E. Jayne, born December 15, 1838; came to Johnson county, 1840; he is a bridge contractor and builder. His father entered 1,000 acres of land in Graham township. He was married July 3, 1866, to Miss Laura O. Bird, of Woodstock, Illinois. They have three children : Howard W., Ella, Eben and Hayes. Republican in politics: member city council from fourth ward, 1878 and 1879; was in the army, Company D, 24th Iowa Regiment; member of the Congregational Church; member of the Legion of Honor of Iowa City. He is one of the enterprising citizens of Iowa City. He is the builder of the Jayne patent combination truss arch bridge. His shop is on Gilbert street. His bridges are being built in many counties in Iowa."

- History of Johnson County, Iowa, Containing a History of the County, and Its Townships, Cities and Villages from 1836 to 1882, Together with Biographical Sketches


Big Creek Road Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1891
Pratt through truss bridge over Big Creek on Big Creek Road in Bertram
Open to traffic

Butler Bridge (Older) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1907
Lost Through truss bridge over Iowa RIver on US 218
Replaced by a new bridge

Dupont Bridge (Old) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Iowa River on Greencastle Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Ely Street Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1891
Through truss bridge over Big Creek on Ely Street in Bertram
Washed away by floods

Jordan's Ford Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
Built 1896
Lost Through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Jordan's Grove Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Mehaffey Bridge (Older) (Johnson County, Iowa)
Contractor, 1896
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Johnson County Road Y
Replaced by a new bridge

Oakville Bridge (Louisa County, Iowa)
Contractor, 1895
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Replaced by new bridge

Picayune Creek Tributary Bridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1896
Lost Truss bridge over Tributary of Picayune Creek on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Robert's Ferry Bridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
Built 1891
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Robert's Ferry Road
Replaced on a new alignment

Rosedale Road Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
likely builder, ca. 1890
Through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Rosedale Road in Cedar Rapids
Open to traffic