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Elgin Bridge

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #290462

Description 

A very unique Whipple design bowstring through with a Warren truss configuration. It's a curiosity as to if the pony was built the same way.

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 ca. 1870's; Replaced 1952
Builder
- Squire Whipple of Albany, New York
Design
Bowstring through truss with Warren truss configuration.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.95748, -91.62417   (decimal degrees)
42°57'27" N, 91°37'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/612220/4757011 (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

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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.