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Elk Rapids Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #357558

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Location
Boone County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ?; Approach replaced 1910; Substructure rebuilt 1912; Replaced 1963
Builders
- Iowa Bridge Co. of Des Moines, Iowa (1910 Approach Replacement)
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Original Spans)
- Marsh Engineering Co. of Des Moines, Iowa (1912 Substructure Rebuild)
Design
Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 245.0 ft.
Also called
Elk Shoals Bridge
Madrid-Woodward Bridge
Waterworks Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.87273, -93.86522   (decimal degrees)
41°52'22" N, 93°51'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/428201/4636007 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Granger
Inventory number
BH 72691 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • July 1, 2016: Added by Luke