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Artesian Road Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken for the NRHP

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View this photo at npgallery.nps.gov

BH Photo #400253

Map 

Description 

A closer look shows this to be another example of WIBCo's Pratt variant that featured double-intersecting counters. This has also been referred to as a Hammond Truss. It might have built at the same time as the Bertram Road Bridge that survives several miles South over the same creek.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Hammond (Pratt variant) through truss bridge over Indian Creek on Artesian Road
Location
Marion, Linn County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1889; replaced 1999
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pratt variant through truss (double-intersecting counters)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 101.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.07927, -91.56196   (decimal degrees)
42°04'45" N, 91°33'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/618948/4659578 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marion
Land survey
T. 84 N., R. 6 W., Sec. 20
Inventory numbers
IA 221395 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 40649 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2018: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • August 19, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder + image
  • March 1, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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