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8th Avenue-Indian Creek Bridge

Photo 

Indian Creek Bridge

The Gazette: May 10 1957

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BH Photo #465781

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Indian Creek on 8th Avenue
Location
Marion, Linn County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1885 by the King Bridge Company; Replaced 1957
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.03425, -91.61132   (decimal degrees)
42°02'03" N, 91°36'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/614946/4654511 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88127 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,035)
Beam (14,736)
Built during 1880s (1,872)
Iowa (6,268)
King Bridge Co. (338)
Linn County, Iowa (227)
Lost (22,875)
Lost 1957 (65)
Lost during 1950s (594)
Marion, Iowa (14)
Pratt through truss (5,121)
Pratt truss (8,905)
Replaced by new bridge (15,252)
Through truss (14,326)
Truss (31,620)

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 7, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

8th Avenue-Indian Creek Bridge
Posted February 8, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Art! It was a happy accident

8th Avenue-Indian Creek Bridge
Posted February 8, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nice find Melissa!

Here is a relatively similar bridge (same year, same maker, same truss type but slightly larger and non-laced endposts).

http://bridgehunter.com/nj/mercer/1100072/ Unfortunately, it is at significant risk of replacement since a tree fell and damaged the portal bracing. The county is using this as an excuse to replace the bridge with a new concrete slab.

Seems as though there are those out there that don't like old things...

Regards,

Art S.