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1st Avenue Bridge (Old)

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #257257

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar River on 1st Avenue
Location
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1885 ; replaced 1920
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.97717, -91.67170   (decimal degrees)
41°58'38" N, 91°40'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/610046/4648094 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Rapids South
Inventory number
BH 56197 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

1st Avenue Bridge (Old)
Posted June 23, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

In the photo on the far left, you can see the B/F Avenue arch bridge is under construction. This bridge was completely removed when the Interstate 380 5-in-1 Dam Bridge was finished. Before the 5-in-1, the dam was just north of the B/F Avenue bridge and the original 1800's dam was back where the dam is today. When construction on the 5-in-1 was going on they found the wooden posts still in the mud from the original wooden dam from the mid-1800's.