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Sans Souci Bridge (Oldest)

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #349579

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Cedar River on Lindale Avenue
Location
Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1872 at 4th Street; Relocated 1904; Replaced?
Builders
- Marsh Engineering Co. of Des Moines, Iowa (Relocators)
- Ohio Bridge Co. of Cleveland
- William Rezner (Patented Design)
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.51143, -92.36504   (decimal degrees)
42°30'41" N, 92°21'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/552162/4706757 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waterloo North
Inventory number
BH 56030 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Rezner category.
  • March 1, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • September 6, 2014: New photo from Luke
  • April 14, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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San Souci Bridge (Oldest)
Posted September 7, 2014, by Don Morrison

Not to nitpick, but the name of the island is "Sans Souci".

French for "without worry".

The name must have been appropriate until the flood of 2008 caused much worry.

Now you can't build there anymore.