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Fort Madison Bridge (Old)

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Railroad and Road
Location
Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa, and Hancock County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1888; Replaced 1923
Builders
- Octave Chanute of Paris, France (Chief Engineer)
- Sooysmith & Co. of New York (Substructure)
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania (Superstructure)
- W. W. Curtiss (Resident Engineer)
Railroad
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 400.5 ft.
Total length: 1,925.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.62571, -91.29476   (decimal degrees)
40°37'33" N, 91°17'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/644225/4498606 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Madison
Inventory number
BH 54982 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 1, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • March 1, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • December 24, 2012: New photo from Luke Harden
  • December 23, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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