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Spook Cave King Post

Photos 

Overall view from the southwest

Photo taken by Matt Lohry in October 2020

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BH Photo #484101

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Description 

This is quite possibly the tiniest king post truss bridge Iíve ever seen that actually functions as a king post truss. This tiny little footbridge is on the Spook Cave and Campground property, and it carries a basic path over a little drainage ditch. It even has outriggers! The posts and the verticals are angled steel, and they are held together at the top with a single bolt on each side. This bridge sits next to the water wheel at the mill.

Facts 

Overview
Kingpost pony truss bridge over Drainage channel on Walking path
Location
Clayton County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Design
Kingpost pony truss with outriggers
Dimensions
Span length: 6.0 ft.
Total length: 6.0 ft.
Deck width: 3.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.03146, -91.30998   (decimal degrees)
43°01'53" N, 91°18'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/637682/4765694 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90906 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2020: New photos from Matt Lohry

Sources 

  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

Spook Cave King Post
Posted October 15, 2020, by Mark Gonzalez (markgonzalez0619 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Glad those rails are there, that looks like quite a fall! XD