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Mehaffey Bridge (Older)

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Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Johnson County Road Y
Location
Johnson County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1896; Removed 1959
Builders
- J.E. Jayne & Son Bridge Co. of Iowa City, Iowa (Contractor)
- Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. of St. Louis, Missouri (Manufacturer)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.77490, -91.56186   (decimal degrees)
41°46'30" N, 91°33'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/619523/4625783 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ely
Inventory number
BH 61040 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2017: New Street View added by Luke
  • May 15, 2017: New photos from Dave King
  • April 25, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added imagery used with permission from The Gazette.
  • April 23, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added truss types + link to imagery
  • April 19, 2016: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • September 14, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added historic road name.
  • May 22, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

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Mehaffey Bridge (Older)
Posted April 25, 2016, by Luke

From the article: "The bridge was demolished in the winter of 1958-1959."

Mehaffey Bridge (Older)
Posted April 25, 2016, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

It appears that it was not removed. Rather it was inundated.