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Beaver Avenue Bridge (1894)

Photos 

Iowa Department of Transportation

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BH Photo #333221

Facts 

Overview
Thacher through truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Beaver Avenue
Location
Johnston, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca 1894; Replaced 1914
Design
Thacher through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65297, -93.68141   (decimal degrees)
41°39'11" N, 93°40'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/443261/4611470 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines NW
Inventory number
BH 56005 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,745)
Built 1894 (256)
Built during 1890s (3,236)
Iowa (6,812)
Johnston, Iowa (5)
Lost (29,263)
Lost 1914 (68)
Lost during 1910s (699)
Polk County, Iowa (283)
Replaced by new bridge (19,879)
Thacher truss (17)
Through truss (17,327)
Truss (36,101)
Urbandale, Iowa (4)

Update Log 

  • April 3, 2022: Updated by Luke: Added ca build date per 1914 article on replacement bridge, dating "about 20 years ago"
  • July 20, 2015: New photos from Luke
  • April 13, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Sources 

  • Luke