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Moore's Ford Bridge

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Abutment

The stone abutments are all that remain of the Moore's Ford Bridge.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2013

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BH Photo #252097

Map 

Description 

The Moore's Ford Bridge was listed on the NRHP in 1996. One might assume the bridge was extant at that time, however, it does not appear on the 1992 NBI list. There is nothing left of the bridge but stone abutments. 25th Avenue comes to an end, several yards from either abutment, at private property. No other trace of a road or the bridge exists.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over White Water Creek on 25th Avenue
Location
Jones County, Iowa
Status
Demolished - Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1884 by Morse Bridge Company, Removed betwixt 2002 aerial imagery and the 2004 aerial imagery
Builder
- Morse Bridge Co. of Youngstown, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.27971, -90.92822   (decimal degrees)
42°16'47" N, 90°55'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/670829/4682911 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fillmore
Inventory numbers
NRHP 98000538 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 55971 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,212)
Built 1884 (145)
Built during 1880s (1,644)
Iowa (5,810)
Jones County, Iowa (50)
Lost (18,861)
Morse Bridge Co. (27)
NR-listed (2,842)
Pratt through truss (4,617)
Pratt truss (8,053)
Through truss (12,926)
Truss (29,506)

Update Log 

  • April 5, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added removal date range based on aerial imagery.
  • April 5, 2013: Added by J.R. Manning

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