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Fountain Dale Bridge

Photos 

There it is !

After 30 minutes on dirt roads, we found this beautiful Grotto - all except the new bridge, that is.

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in March 2012

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BH Photo #228563

Map 

Description 

Steel, five-panel pin connected Pratt Through Truss Bridge

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Brush Creek on 261st Avenue
Location
Jackson County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Made obsolete by a new bridge; old structure open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1902
Builder
- Clinton Bridge & Iron Works of Clinton, Iowa
Design
Steel, five-panel pin connected Pratt Through Truss Bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 114.2 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.2 ft.
Also called
Brush Creek Bridge
Bluff Mills Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.17766, -90.57729   (decimal degrees)
42°10'40" N, 90°34'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/700089/4672342 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Andrew
Land survey
T. 85 N., R. 3 E.
Inventory numbers
IA 193470 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 13707 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "Clinton Bridge & Iron Works"
  • March 25, 2012: New photos from Quinn Phelan
  • March 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added information and links
  • January 23, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Adjusted the information- bridge has been bypassed by a new structure

Sources 

  • Quinn Phelan - qphelan [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Iowa Hiistoric Preservation Alliance - Image + Info
  • Luke

Comments 

Fountain Dale Bridge
Posted April 4, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

It's very nice that they saved it. Let's hope they make it clear that the public can access it.