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Bevington Bridge

Photos 

View Showing South Portal Of Bridge, With Bevington In Background, Looking North

Photo by Clayton B. Fraser, February 1992, for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #123620

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pratt through truss bridge over Middle River on Waren Street in Bevington
Location
Bevington, Madison County, Iowa, and Warren County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1884; replaced 1992
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Six panel, wrought iron, pin-connected Pratt through truss.

"Built in 1884 in the crossroads town of Bevington, this wagon bridge consists of a pin-connected through truss, with iron cylinder piers and timber stringer approaches. This 102-foot channel span features typical 1880s Pratt configuration and pin-connected detailing. Bevington Bridge is significant as one of the last remaining examples in Madison County from what was once an extensive group of 19th century trusses, a well-preserved illustration of wrought iron truss construction."

Clayton B. Fraser, Fraserdesign, Loveland, Colorado, for HAER, June 1992
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Dimensions
Span length: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.35732, -93.79023   (decimal degrees)
41°21'26" N, 93°47'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/433900/4578725 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Charles
Inventory number
BH 37400 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: This one is long gone
  • July 22, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • September 11, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER IA-37 - Bevington Bridge
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com