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MoseMann Bridge

Photos 

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Scales Bend Road
Location
Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1904; Removed 1959
Builder
- Iowa Bridge Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 135.0 ft.
Total length: 270.0 ft.
Also called
Scale's Bend Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.80689, -91.59645   (decimal degrees)
41°48'25" N, 91°35'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/616590/4629288 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ely
Inventory number
BH 61038 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (12,280)
Iowa (5,828)
Iowa Bridge Co. (50)
Iowa River (126)
Johnson County, Iowa (160)
Lost (18,947)
Lost 1959 (48)
Lost during 1950s (392)
Pratt through truss (4,625)
Pratt truss (8,071)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,834)
Through truss (12,952)
Timber stringer (3,377)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,671)
Truss (29,557)
Wooden deck (5,873)

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added imagery used with permission from The Gazette.
  • April 23, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added loss date + link to imagery
  • September 11, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added information
  • May 22, 2014: Added by Luke Harden