Quinn Creek Bridge
View from the road looking northeast
Photo taken by Dave King; Taken August 1, 2013
BH Photo #261568
Glad to finally see photos of this highly significant bridge that confirm its design.
This bridge may have had another kingpost span as what is left doesn't cross the creek. It's a very interesting structure. Photos uploaded
I guess I think of a kingpost bridge as being a very short span pony. The height required for a through truss would result in a wider span. I've never seen one before, and wasn't sure if the "through" was in error.
This bridge is indeed a kingpost through truss bridge. According to a retired county engineer, this bridge was bypassed by a bunch of culverts many years ago and is extant. It is the only one of its kind built in Iowa although it is unknown who built the structure. Some claim that Horrace Horton was responsible for it...
Yeah, I thought it looked like a kingpost. The bridge on this page says "kingpost through truss", but is more likely a pony.
I found it while trying to fix some of the issues in the To Do List. I guess I'll just set this location for this bridge.
Looks like you spotted a kingpost over Quinn Creek. Off system but not lost.
This bridge may be what I see at 43.065631,-91.721727
Just north of the culvert tubes. Bing shows the road label passing across this object, while the actual road is south of it, across the tubes. A new alignment?
Anyone agree? Or could it be another Quinn Creek bridge?