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Old Sweetland Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Luke in April 2020

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BH Photo #470833

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Sweetland Creek on Trolley Avenue
Location
Muscatine County, Iowa
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1897; Abandoned 1956
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.44542, -90.94102   (decimal degrees)
41°26'44" N, 90°56'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/671996/4590250 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89078 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,248)
Abandoned (3,513)
Bedstead Pratt pony truss (352)
Bedstead truss (529)
Built 1897 (259)
Built during 1890s (2,892)
Indiana Bridge Co. (129)
Iowa (6,344)
Muscatine County, Iowa (168)
Owned privately (1,616)
Pony truss (15,960)
Pratt pony truss (3,561)
Pratt truss (9,064)
Riveted (2,142)
Truss (32,092)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2020: New photos from Luke
  • April 22, 2020: Added by Luke

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

Old Sweetland Creek Bridge
Posted April 23, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Always good to see a bridge added here... especially when it's nearing it's ultimate demise.

Old Sweetland Creek Bridge
Posted April 23, 2020, by Luke

The documents are just client/order index cards. Thankfully they provide dimensions, which made identifying this bridge easy, as it's the only 4 panel bedstead on any of the idexes for Muscatine county.

Old Sweetland Creek Bridge
Posted April 23, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Great find! Can you tell us more about the documents?

Old Sweetland Creek Bridge
Posted April 23, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Cool!!