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North Skunk River Bridge

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North Skunk Creek Bridge, Lynnville, Iowa

The current concrete bridge.

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in March 2010

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BH Photo #158329

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Description 

This bridge is located in Lynnville, Iowa, in Jasper County. What caught my interest as I drove over it was the Wagaman Mill and Museum located just upstream from the bridge. My research determined that The Wagaman Mill Was built between 1845-48 on the North Skunk River, which the current concrete bridge crosses at Lynnville now. There is also the Old Mill Riverside Inn that is situated just west of the old mill. The current bridge is of modern concrete construction. I did some research, and located pictures of a truss bridge that was probably an original bridge at the town site at the time the mill was in operation in the late 1800's. In 1919 an AC generator was installed that produced 5000 to 15,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each month to the surrounding local and rural population. The generator made 2,300 volts from about 6 feet of head from the mill pond above a concrete dam that replaced a wooden dam destroyed by a flood in 1918. The mill is open to the public on Sundays in the summer months. The current population of Lynnville is 366.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss over North Skunk River on River Street
Location
Lynnville, Jasper County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58080, -92.78181   (decimal degrees)
41°34'51" N, 92°46'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/518188/4603257 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sully
Inventory number
BH 44482 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

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Iowa (5,793)
Jasper County, Iowa (77)
Lost (18,690)
Lynnville, Iowa (1)
North Skunk River (19)
Owned by county (18,857)
Pony truss (15,052)
Pratt pony truss (3,180)
Pratt truss (8,020)
Replaced by new bridge (12,386)
Truss (29,448)

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 4, 2016: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: Removed category "Skunk River"
  • July 26, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: added map, corrected the stream to river.
  • March 18, 2010: Added by Quinn Phelan

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North Skunk River Bridge
Posted July 26, 2011, by julie bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Wagaman Mill. Never occurred to me to post this. Just upstream from the bowstring. The grinding stone from from Millgrove lives in the park at here. Great access for canoeing. Part of our plan is an easy out at the bowstring here at the pier.

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