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Waubeek Bowstring Bridge (1873)

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Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

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BH Photo #246206

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Wapsipinicon River on Bridge Street
Location
Waubeek, Linn County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1873; Trestle washed out 1888 & Replaced w/ truss 1889; Replaced 1915
Builders
- Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. of Mt. Vernon, Ohio (1889)
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio (1873)
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.16434, -91.46017   (decimal degrees)
42°09'52" N, 91°27'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/627197/4669170 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Prairieburg
Inventory number
BH 55104 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 8, 2021: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date
  • November 8, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: moved pin 500 feet downstream based on old maps and modern satellite images
  • November 8, 2021: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 3, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Sources 

  • Luke
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com