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Bennington Bridge

Photos 

Photo provided by the Forgotten Iowa Historical Society

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Swan No. 1
Location
Bennington, Marion County, Iowa
Status
Removed
History
Proposed 1900; Built ?; Removed ?
Design
Camelback through truss
Also called
Percy Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48633, -93.27408   (decimal degrees)
41°29'11" N, 93°16'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/477119/4592783 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pleasantville
Inventory number
BH 64082 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

A-frame portal (406)
Bennington, Iowa (1)
Built 1900 (889)
Built during 1900s (6,434)
Camelback truss (310)
Des Moines River (225)
Iowa (5,943)
Lost (19,650)
Marion County, Iowa (123)
Pin-connected (3,491)
Pony truss (15,162)
Pratt pony truss (3,223)
Pratt truss (8,165)
Red Rock Lake Project (Iowa) (14)
Through truss (13,148)
Truss (29,818)
Wooden deck (5,884)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • February 15, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • August 4, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • November 14, 2014: Added by Luke

Comments 

Bennington Bridge
Posted November 28, 2017, by Rich Kaduce (rkaduce [at] outlook [dot] com)

The bridge is on 1908 USGS map. (Milo Quad) So it was probably in place by 1905. The Iowa State Aerial Photos show the bridge in place into the 1960s. It appears to have removed as part the Red Rock Dam project.