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Coal Bank Hill Bridge (Original)

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #262569

Map 

Description 

In April 1881 the Hardin County Board of Supervisors resolved to erect an all-iron bridge across the Iowa River. Spanning 155 feet, the structure would form the north entrance to Eldora, the county seat. In June a contract to erect the bridge and its tubular piers was awarded to the Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio. Known locally as the Coal Bank Hill Bridge, this structure carried regional traffic until the late 1910s, when Hardin County began considering its replacement. [Adapted from Crow-Dolby and Fraser 1992].

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Location
Hardin County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1881, Replaced 1919
Builder
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
Design
Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 155.0 ft.
Total length: 155.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.38106, -93.09664   (decimal degrees)
42°22'52" N, 93°05'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/492044/4692090 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Steamboat Rock
Inventory number
BH 56181 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • May 6, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • May 5, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

Coal Bank Hill Bridge (Original)
Posted February 7, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thanks Luke, I moved the photo and deleted the other entry