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Kent Park Pratt Half-Hip Pony Truss Bridge

Photos 

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Photo taken by Julie Bowers in June 2011

BH Photo #202789

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge on a trail at F.W. Kent County Park
Location
Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in 1908 by the Iowa Bridge Company of Des Moines over Buck Creek in Pleasant Valley Township; relocated to Kent Park trail.
Builder
- Iowa Bridge Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Pinned Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.72616, -91.72923   (decimal degrees)
41°43'34" N, 91°43'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/605693/4620152 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tiffin
Inventory number
BH 48996 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1908 (659)
Built during 1900s (6,752)
Half-hip Pratt pony truss (464)
Iowa (6,179)
Iowa Bridge Co. (58)
Johnson County, Iowa (174)
Open to pedestrians (3,807)
Owned by county (19,992)
Park (270)
Pin-connected (3,683)
Pony truss (15,666)
Pratt pony truss (3,462)
Pratt truss (8,675)
Preserved (1,125)
Relocated (775)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,687)
Truss (31,121)

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2013: New photos from Jason Smith
  • August 23, 2013: New photos from Dave King
  • September 21, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • June 27, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and date, tweaked other information.
  • June 27, 2011: Added by Julie Bowers

Sources 

  • Julie Bowers - jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com