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Bonnie Doon Crossing

Photos 

Grant Avenue Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2014

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BH Photo #312144

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Rock River on Grant Avenue
Location
Lakewood Corner, Lyon County, Iowa
Status
Abandoned
Builder
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa
Design
2-span Pratt through truss bridge with trestle approaches, A-frame portal bracings and riveted connections
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.33255, -96.19629   (decimal degrees)
43°19'57" N, 96°11'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/727294/4801563 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Doon
Inventory number
BH 51959 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 15, 2016: Updated by Jason Smith: Updated the bridge's information
  • January 3, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 30, 2014: Updated by Luke: Removed railroad details due to a field check from John.
  • October 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway"
  • October 26, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Added categories "Rock River (Minnesota-Iowa)", "Bonnie Doon Railroad"
  • April 5, 2012: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Rock River Bridge
Posted August 15, 2016, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Mystery Bridge except for the fact that the bridge did exist along the former Bonnie Doon line: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2016/08/15/mystery-bri...

Bonnie Doon - Rock River Bridge
Posted May 1, 2014, by Alan Dean (alandijk [at] hotrmail [dot] com)

The north approach of the bridge collapsed in 1968. The bridge was closed to traffic but the farmers still use ituntil the 1980's.

Bonnie Doon RR Bridge at Lakewood Corner
Posted May 8, 2012, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Bridge in the 1930's

http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu/client_pls.cgi?zoom=1&x0=240895...

Bridge in the 1960's

http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu/client_pls.cgi?action=south&zoo...

Bridge in the 1980's

http://ortho.gis.iastate.edu/client_pls.cgi?zoom=1&x0=240941...

conclusion: Bridge was converted to a road bridge at some point, served as a road until the collapse between 1980 and 1994....