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Fisher Bridge

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Fisher Bridge

The Des Moines Register: March 1 1951

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BH Photo #442213

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Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on 66th Avenue/Des Moines RFD No.4/Kempton Road
Location
Johnston, Polk County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1906; Replaced 1959
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Fischer Bridge
Sycamore Bridge
Sycamore Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.68041, -93.66898   (decimal degrees)
41°40'49" N, 93°40'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/444319/4614509 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Moines NW
Inventory number
BH 56093 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1906 (564)
Built during 1900s (6,600)
Des Moines River (226)
Iowa (6,069)
Johnston, Iowa (2)
Lost (20,489)
Lost 1959 (57)
Lost during 1950s (454)
Pin-connected (3,630)
Polk County, Iowa (257)
Pratt through truss (4,760)
Pratt truss (8,299)
Replaced by new bridge (13,436)
Through truss (13,466)
Truss (30,351)
Wooden deck (5,925)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 12, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added type & build date.
  • January 12, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • April 24, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Fischer Bridge
Posted June 15, 2013, by Richard Battani (rrbattani [at] qwest [dot] net)

I believe that bridge was replaced in the middle to late 60's. My parents built a house in Saylorville in '65, and I remember riding over the truss bridge in a car for a few years before it was replaced.