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Cass Street Bridge

Photos 

Overview Looking Northeast

It looks like this bridge originally had four spans, perhaps even five, but there are only two spans extant. Watch that last stepů

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2012

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BH Photo #234717

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Volga River on Cass Street in Volga
Location
Volga, Clayton County, Iowa
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1923
Builders
- A. Olson Construction Co. of Waterloo, Iowa
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 214.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.80458, -91.53925   (decimal degrees)
42°48'16" N, 91°32'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/619440/4740148 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Volga
Inventory numbers
IA 11570 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13176 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added builder per forum comment
  • July 8, 2012: New photos from J.R. Manning

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Luke

Comments 

Cass Street Bridge
Posted December 28, 2020, by Kevin Schuchmann (kev319 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Cass Street bridge is intact contrary to information on this Website. An article from November 1922 states the bridge consists of two 90 foot spans and a 30 foot approach, or a total length of 210 feet. Both spans exist.

A. Olsen Construction Co of Waterloo, Iowa won the bid for $29,640.

Contracts for filling both ends were also let with local hog farmer M J Conboy filling the east and E. Bergemery of Elkader filling the west.

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