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Lime Springs Bridge

Photos 

Old Photograph of Bridge

Photograph on display inside the office in the house at the Lidtke Mill Dam Site.

Photo taken by Don Morrison in September 2012

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BH Photo #238743

Map 

Description 

This bridge crossed the Upper Iowa above the Lidtke Mill dam. A boat ramp exists where the north pier (or abutment) was. Another bridge is said to have existed north of this one, crossing what was then wetlands and is now a county campground. Unsure whether the second bridge was another span or a completely different bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Upper Iowa River on Former alignment of what is now Oak Avenue
Location
Howard County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge downstream of dam.
History
Built 1878
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Whipple through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.46487, -92.27920   (decimal degrees)
43°27'54" N, 92°16'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/558306/4812692 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lime Springs
Inventory number
BH 53465 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,229)
Built 1878 (67)
Built during 1870s (903)
Howard County, Iowa (22)
Iowa (5,828)
Lost (18,949)
Pin-connected (3,308)
Replaced by new bridge (12,573)
Through truss (12,952)
Truss (29,557)
Upper Iowa River (31)
Whipple truss (267)
Wrought Iron Bridge Co. (286)

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder + type
  • September 7, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • September 7, 2012: Updated by Don Morrison: Added category "Upper Iowa River"

Sources 

  • Don Morrison
  • Luke