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Old Westerville Bridge

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Westerville Bridge

in winter

Photo taken by Nolan Crees in December 2017

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BH Photo #414923

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Description 

Erection workforce consisted five teams of horses with the wheeler scrapers, 3 hand shovels, 18 men and 2 children.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Thompson River on Road
Location
Decatur County, Iowa
Status
Bridge collapsed after a car crashed into the side in the late 1970's or early 1980's.
History
Built 1902
Builders
- Bert Stark (Erection Crew)
- Nelson Shields (Erection Crew)
- Oscar Shields (Erection Crew)
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio (Fabricator)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.84668, -93.96335   (decimal degrees)
40°50'48" N, 93°57'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/418792/4522184 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grand River
Inventory number
BH 79820 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 26, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added type+fabricator from historic image; Added historic image
  • December 26, 2017: Added by Nolan Crees