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F Avenue Bridge

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B Ave Bridge

Original builders plaque from the bridge. Located at the History Center in Cedar Rapids. Viewable by asking at the library.

Photo taken by Dave King; Taken June 22, 2013

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BH Photo #257016

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Description 

This bridge was just north of where the I-380 bridge is now. F Avenue connected with B Avenue. The bridge replaced another bridge that was built at this spot in 1874. Bridge was removed after the completion of the 5-in-1 dam project. Original plaques are kept at the History Center in Cedar Rapids.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cedar Rapids on B/F Avenue
Location
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1914. Removed after completion of I-380 5-in-1 dam in 1978
Builders
- Hedrick & Cochrane of Kansas City, Missouri (Designer)
- John Wheeler Construction Co. of Geneva, Illinois (Contractor)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Also called
B Avenue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.97924, -91.67350   (decimal degrees)
41°58'45" N, 91°40'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/609894/4648321 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Rapids South
Inventory number
BH 56703 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2013: Added by Dave King

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