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Lover's Leap Bridge

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View to the west

Overview of the span

Photo taken by Fmiser

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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Description 

Swinging bridge with four steel/iron cables. Lower cables support the deck, upper cables are hand rails and have railing fencing attached.

Park bench and information signs are at the east portal, located 2 blocks south of Highway 92 on 3rd street.

Facts 

Overview
Swinging Pedestrian bridge
Location
Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
First built in 1886, replaced in 1904 with a 160 ft span, current 262 ft span built in 1922
Design
Swinging. Wooden decking, steel or iron cable supports
Dimensions
Total length: 262.0 ft.
Deck width: 4.0 ft.
Also called
Swinging Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.27778, -91.36348   (decimal degrees)
41°16'40" N, 91°21'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/637057/4570885 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbus Junction
Elevation
670 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 47975 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2016: New photos from Lee Smith
  • March 7, 2016: New photos from Lee Smith
  • October 6, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added alternate name
  • February 3, 2011: Added by Fmiser

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Fmiser - fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Lee Smith - ljsmith_32 [at] hotmail [dot] com