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Folsom Bridge

Photos 

Published in Volume 8 of the 1927 series of The Palimpsest.

Courtesy of the Iowa State Historical Society

BH Photo #513580

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Iowa River on National Road
Location
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1856; Fell into disrepair due to a Free Bridge being built downstream in 1860; Revampled 1863 due to the collapse of the Free Bridge; Allegedly existed until the construction of the Centennial Bridge in 1876
Design
Don't know
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.66122, -91.54127   (decimal degrees)
41°39'40" N, 91°32'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/621448/4613191 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95513 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,316)
Built 1856 (41)
Built during 1850s (476)
Iowa (6,789)
Iowa City, Iowa (68)
Iowa River (138)
Johnson County, Iowa (219)
Lost (28,382)
Replaced by new bridge (19,300)

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2021: New photos from Luke

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Sources 

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