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The road deck was 18 feet wide with a 4 foot wide sidewalk on the downstream side. Was also a toll bridge. The bridge collapsed in 1899 during winter when a piece of ice slammed into the third steel cylindrical pier on the Illinois side, causing and approach span to fall. They replaced all cylindrical piers with masonry piers (made with stone from Cedar Valley, Iowa) and reset the bridge. The bridge collapsed again on June 1, 1956 when Duane Allen Chelf crashed his Ford convertible into a wooden railing and a girder whilst running from the police (he had been speeding without his lights on). The bridge was repaired and remained open until its replacement in the 1970s It was demolished in 1973 after the completion of the Norbert F. Becky Bridge.
- Lost Cantilevered Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Walnut Street
- Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa, and Rock Island County, Illinois
- Replaced by a new bridge upriver.
- Future prospects
- Single stone pier preserved
- Built 1891; Collapsed in 1899; Collapsed in again in 1956; Demolished in 1973
- - Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Muscatine Bridge Co. of Muscatine, Iowa (Operator)
- Cantilevered Pennsylvania through truss
Length of largest span: 442.0 ft.
Total length: 2,000.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
- Also called
- Muscatine Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.42161, -91.04104 (decimal degrees)
41°25'18" N, 91°02'28" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/663701/4587413 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 48881 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- September 8, 2017: Document added by Luke
- April 14, 2014: New photo from Luke Harden
- October 18, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
- March 19, 2013: New photos from Luke Harden
- March 19, 2013: Photo imported by Nathan Holth
- September 23, 2012: New photos from Luke Harden
- September 16, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added another builder
- September 12, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
- June 18, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Edited description
- June 16, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Built by Milwaukee Bridge & Iron
- March 23, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
- March 10, 2012: Updated by Owen McCormick: Fixed Status Typo. Added former road information (Route 92)
- January 11, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
- June 8, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated info