North Skunk River Bridge
North Skunk Creek Bridge, Lynnville, Iowa
The current concrete bridge.
Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in March 2010
BH Photo #158329
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.
- Pratt pony truss over North Skunk River on River Street
- Lynnville, Jasper County, Iowa
- 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:
- Inventory number
- BH 44482 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- 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