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Eagle City Bridge

Photo 

Eagle City Bridge

The Courier: November 2 1958

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BH Photo #472550

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Iowa River on 160th Street
Location
Eagle City, Hardin County, Iowa
Status
Illegally demolished
History
Built in 1872; Bypassed 1983 and remained open to pedestrians as per the funding agreement; Illegally demolished under the direction of county engineer Rodney Vlotho in 1989, who had to pay $115,600 in damages after losing his court case in 1994
Builder
- King Iron Bridge & Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Bowstring through truss
Also called
Fossler Mill Bridge
Eagle City Flouring Mill Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.47194, -93.14484   (decimal degrees)
42°28'19" N, 93°08'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/488093/4702186 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Owasa
Inventory number
BH 71625 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added link to aerial imagery and added builder per design cues w/ input from Tony Dillon
  • May 21, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • March 31, 2016: Added by Luke

Sources 

Comments 

Eagle City Bridge
Posted March 31, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Well, at least he won't kill any more bridges...

Eagle City Bridge
Posted March 31, 2016, by Luke

Scott County, Iowa, according to his obituary.

Eagle City Bridge
Posted March 31, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Wow, what an ass. I wonder where he found work after that.