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IC - First Dubuque Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #271563

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Former Illinois Central Railroad
Location
East Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1868, Approach Trusses added 1872, Swing Span Replaced 1896, Rest of Bridge Replaced 1900
Builder
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 360.0 ft.
Total length: 4,160.0 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.49825, -90.64961   (decimal degrees)
42°29'54" N, 90°38'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/693132/4707775 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dubuque South
Inventory number
BH 57578 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • August 13, 2013: Added by John Marvig

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Comments 

IC - First Dubuque Bridge
Posted February 27, 2015, by Chris Lyons (clyons [at] cityofdubuque [dot] org)

Sorry you are correct on the replacement of the swing!

IC - First Dubuque Bridge
Posted February 27, 2015, by Chris Lyons (clyons [at] cityofdubuque [dot] org)

The first seven spans (in the picture) were replaced with a levee, they were moved to different locations through out the country. The remainder of the bridge is original not having been replaced. The original bridge is still being used today.