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East Nishnabotna River Bridge


marked 1905 on back of card

Photo uploaded by Art S

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BH Photo #352289



Lost Bridge over East Nishnabotna River on Coolbaugh Street (?)
Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa
Pinned, Pratt through truss with 7 panels
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.01477, -95.23869   (decimal degrees)
41°00'53" N, 95°14'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/311758/4542810 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Red Oak North
Inventory number
BH 67520 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (7,566)
Built during 1880s (1,992)
Iowa (6,499)
Lally columns (310)
Lost (24,733)
Montgomery County, Iowa (76)
Nishnabotna River (72)
Owned by city (5,399)
Pratt through truss (5,390)
Pratt truss (9,297)
Red Oak, Iowa (19)
Through truss (15,062)
Truss (32,784)

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2016: Updated by Art Suckewer: move marker to old path or river on bridge street
  • April 23, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • April 23, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer


  • Luke
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


East Nishnabotna River Bridge
Posted April 24, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Luke the text ties into the likelihood that the bridge was close to the railroad on bridge street. I'll move the marker to where I think it should be. Let me know what you think.

Bridge Street Bridge
Posted April 23, 2016, by Luke

I think this bridge may be the one referenced here: https://books.google.com/books?id=lCzkKkyRrS0C&q=white+bridg...

Bridge Street Bridge
Posted April 23, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Cast portal elements would suggest ca. 1880

Bridge Street Bridge
Posted April 23, 2016, by Luke

More than likely.

Bridge Street Bridge
Posted April 23, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Would the bridge have been located on the river's old alignment to the east, on the other side of the dyke?