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Government Bridge

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Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Railroad and Road
Location
Rock Island, Scott County, Iowa, and Rock Island County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1872, Replaced 1895
Builders
- Baltimore Bridge Co. of Baltimore, Maryland
- Charles Shaler Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Chief Engineer)
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 1,950.5 ft.
Also called
Third Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.51841, -90.56640   (decimal degrees)
41°31'06" N, 90°33'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/703065/4599167 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Davenport East
Inventory number
BH 55673 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • March 1, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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