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"Flying" Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in March 2010

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BH Photo #156768

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Street View 

Description 

Built across the Wapsipinicon River at Otterville in Buchanan County in 1876. It was air lifted into Fredericksburg in December 1998 by a Chinook Helicopter by the Iowa Army National Guard as an operational training mission.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over East Wapsipinicon River on Robert Mattke Park Trail
Location
Fredericksburg, Chickasaw County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1876 in Otterville, IA. Moved to Fredericksburg, IA in 1998.
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Cast- and wrought-iron, 6-panel, pin-connected, Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 96.0 ft.
Total length: 96.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Otterville Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.96452, -92.21015   (decimal degrees)
42°57'52" N, 92°12'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/564416/4757177 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fredericksburg
Inventory number
BH 44299 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • October 30, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 30, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder
  • May 3, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added GPS Coordinates per To-Do List
  • March 2, 2010: Added by Quinn Phelan

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

"Flying" Bridge
Posted March 30, 2013, by Tommy Staley (allodial2 [at] aol [dot] com)

Does anybody know what the original cost of this bridge might have been? Thanks, Tommy Staley 972-603-8647