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Elgin Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #290462

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Turkey River on Road
Location
Elgin, Fayette County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ?; Replaced 1952
Builder
- Squire Whipple of Albany, New York
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.95767, -91.62401   (decimal degrees)
42°57'28" N, 91°37'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/612232/4757032 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gunder
Land survey
T. 94 N., R. 7 W., Sec. 13
Inventory number
BH 62131 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added loss date
  • April 19, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • July 31, 2014: Added by Luke

Comments 

Elgin Bridge
Posted April 19, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

OK, I must admit I'm curious; who is the maker of this one? Note the Warren-like tension members.

Regards,

Art S.