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Bergfeld Pond Bridge

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Bergfeld Pond Bridge

From East

Photo taken by John Marvig in August 2013

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BH Photo #262402

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Description 

This bridge was part of the Dubuque Mississippi River Bridge built in 1872. It was relocated to the Whitewater Creek Crossing in 1898, where it served traffic until its relocation to its present site in 2007.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Bergfeld Pond at Bergfeld Park on Pedestrian path
Location
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built as part of Dubuque Bridge in 1872, relocated to Whitewater Creek Drive in 1898, dismantled and relocated to present site in 2007
Builder
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- Rail-to-road
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pratt through truss with Keystone columns other details built using cast iron
Dimensions
Span length: 98.0 ft.
Total length: 98.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.48916, -90.77583   (decimal degrees)
42°29'21" N, 90°46'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/682787/4706486 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peosta
Inventory number
BH 56312 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 11, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • March 20, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: No Phoenix Columns on this bridge, they are Keystone Columns.
  • August 13, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 12, 2013: Updated by John Marvig: Corrected Built date-not 1868, but 1872
  • May 22, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Cast iron", "HAER documented", "Pin-connected", "Phoenix columns", "One-lane traffic", "Relocated"

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Comments 

Bergfeld Pond Bridge
Posted February 27, 2015, by Chris Lyons (clyons [at] cityofdubuque [dot] org)

It was not in service until 2007, it sat in the farmers field for years until he threatened to cut it up for scrap.

Bergfeld Pond Bridge
Posted February 27, 2015, by Chris Lyons (clyons [at] cityofdubuque [dot] org)

This bridge was not dismantled when moved, it was hauled by Goodwin Building Mover's out of Kalona Iowa, pulled by semi and police escort approximately 20 miles North to its current location at a cost of about $50K.

Bergfeld Pond Bridge
Posted February 12, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)