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Hoben Bridge

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Photo provide by Hank Zaletel

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

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BH Photo #290476

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Description 

Named after Henry Hoben, a settler who came to the area back around the time of the Civil War.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Location
Louisa County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Built 1889; Condemned 1963 due to the center lally column shifting; Removed 1970
Builder
- Clinton Bridge & Iron Works of Clinton, Iowa
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
McKean's Ferry Bridge
McKean's Ford Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.37800, -91.43182   (decimal degrees)
41°22'41" N, 91°25'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/631131/4581906 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lone Tree
Inventory number
BH 57628 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,228)
Built 1889 (188)
Built during 1880s (1,650)
Clinton Bridge & Iron Works (57)
Iowa (5,824)
Iowa River (126)
Lally columns (256)
Lost (18,942)
Lost 1970 (30)
Lost during 1970s (395)
Louisa County, Iowa (63)
One-lane traffic (7,433)
Pin-connected (3,301)
Pratt through truss (4,625)
Pratt truss (8,071)
Through truss (12,950)
Truss (29,552)
Wooden deck (5,873)

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added link to historical imagery
  • June 14, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder + loss date
  • August 3, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added photograph
  • August 15, 2013: Added by Luke Harden