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Ruggles' Ford Bridge

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #345514

Map 

Description 

Located "Near Rockford"

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Winnebago River on Road
Location
Floyd County, Iowa
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1874; Replaced 1925?
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.06703, -92.99814   (decimal degrees)
43°04'01" N, 92°59'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/500151/4768258 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rockford
Inventory number
BH 58933 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • December 22, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • December 5, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Comments 

Ruggles' Bridge
Posted December 6, 2013, by Don Morrison

This bridge probably was removed in 1925 and replaced with this one http://bridgehunter.com/ia/floyd/winnebago-river.

One O.M. Rugles owned land just to the west of the Winnebago river bridge, as shown on the 1895 Floyd County Atlas.

http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/a...