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Main Street Bridge (Old)

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Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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BH Photo #243730

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Main Street
Location
Central City, Linn County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca.1880 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company, Replaced 1957
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
A closeup look of this photo reveals that this bridge was an example of WIBCo's Hammond design or Pratt variant that featured normal diagonals with counters that cross 2 panels. The bridge was 2 spans of 8 panels and would have been pinned and made of wrought iron.
Also called
Upper Wagon Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.20376, -91.52646   (decimal degrees)
42°12'14" N, 91°31'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/621646/4673450 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Central City
Inventory number
BH 54649 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • November 28, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and other info. This bridge was a rare Pratt variant or Hammond design bridge.
  • November 28, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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Sources 

  • Luke
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com