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Eagle City Bridge

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Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Iowa River on 160th Street
Location
Eagle City, Hardin County, Iowa
Status
Illegally demolished
History
Built in the 1870s; Bypassed 1983 and remained open to pedestrians as per the funding agreement; Illegally demolished under the direction of county engineer Rodney Vlotho in 1989
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Educated Guess)
Design
Bowstring through truss
Also called
Eagle City Flouring Mill Bridge
Fossler 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)
Inventory number
BH 71625 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,182)
Bowstring through truss (190)
Bowstring truss (380)
Built 1870 (113)
Built during 1870s (897)
Bypassed (153)
Eagle City, Iowa (1)
Hardin County, Iowa (72)
Iowa (5,783)
Iowa River (126)
King Bridge Co. (284)
Lally columns (254)
Lost (18,666)
Lost 1989 (156)
Lost during 1980s (1,049)
Owned by county (18,847)
Pin-connected (3,208)
Through truss (12,895)
Truss (29,437)
Wooden deck (5,863)
Wrought Iron (367)

Update Log 

  • March 31, 2016: Added by Luke

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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.