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Robert's Ferry Bridge

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Part of the Samuel Calvin Geological Photographs Collection

Photo provided by the University of Iowa Library and the University of Iowa. Department of Geoscience. Paleontology Repository. Used as an educational resource.

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Description 

"John E. Jayne & Son are busy putting in the new Robert's Ferry bridge. The iron is being hauled overland in wagons from Iowa City, In about three weeks, the public can pass at this polut without fear of taking a drop into the water." - May 8, 1891 edition of the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Robert's Ferry Road
Location
Curtis, Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Replaced on a new alignment
History
Built 1891
Builder
- J.E. Jayne & Son Bridge Co. of Iowa City, Iowa
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.80996, -91.64529   (decimal degrees)
41°48'36" N, 91°38'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/612528/4629564 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 66766 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "J.E. Jayne & Son Bridge Co."
  • April 19, 2015: Updated by Luke: GPS adjustment

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