Rating:
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Olin Bridge

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #273521

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Main Street
Location
Olin, Jones County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1877, Replaced ???
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.00874, -91.13893   (decimal degrees)
42°00'31" N, 91°08'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/654110/4652422 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stanwood
Inventory number
BH 56966 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 5, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Comments 

Olin Bridge
Posted February 2, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Thanks You're the man!

Olin Bridge
Posted February 2, 2017, by Luke

Dana, after looking at historic maps available on the internet, I'm pretty confident in saying it's the crossing of Walnut Creek on the same road, as there are buildings close to the bridge in both the picture and on the map:

http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/470912/Olin/Jones+Cou...

Olin Bridge
Posted February 2, 2017, by Dana

Maybe crossiing due South? Luke might not be correct local, save image then Ill delete. Rather have accurate. If info on south crossing becomes available or you are sure its this one add back in. Thanks for all you do for bridgehunter!

Olin Bridge
Posted February 2, 2017, by Luke

Dana, the bowstring in the picture you added is a single-span, which would make it an un-added span over Walnut Creek.

Great find!