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Rochester Road Bridge (Old)


Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #351461

Historical information 

Written by Ed Breed

Our home is east of Ralston Creek and south of Rochester Ave. In the almost 19 years we have lived here, the east bank of Ralston Creek has eroded significantly. One summer, probably around 2010, a pair of wooden posts became visible in the east bank, about 30 feet south of the present Rochester Ave. Though I didn't take pictures at that time, I believe they may have been a part of the Old Rochester Road Bridge.


Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Ralston Creek on Rochester Road
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
Replaced by a new bridge
Replaced 1934
Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.66397, -91.51363   (decimal degrees)
41°39'50" N, 91°30'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/623745/4613535 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Iowa City West
Inventory number
BH 71791 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Iowa (6,793)
Iowa City, Iowa (68)
Johnson County, Iowa (219)
Lost (28,544)
Lost 1934 (78)
Lost during 1930s (870)
Pony truss (17,020)
Pratt pony truss (3,954)
Pratt truss (10,308)
Replaced by new bridge (19,416)
Truss (35,508)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2017: Essay added by Ed Breed
  • April 12, 2016: Added by Luke

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