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Brookside Park Suspension Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell

BH Photo #202508

Map 

Description 

Pedestrian suspension bridge in Brookside Park in Ames across Squaw Creek. Severely damaged by flooding in 2008. Replaced by a MOB in 2009.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Squaw Creek in Ames
Location
Ames, Story County, Iowa
Status
Destroyed by flooding in May, 2008.
History
Destroyed by flooding in May, 2008, Replaced by a MOB in 2009
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Span length: 128.0 ft.
Total length: 128.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.02900, -93.62881   (decimal degrees)
42°01'44" N, 93°37'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/447946/4653187 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ames West
Inventory number
BH 48980 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 10, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • November 30, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Was destroyed by a flood, THEN replaced.
  • September 1, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: added year lost
  • August 22, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
  • June 25, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

Brookside Park Suspension Bridge
Posted February 13, 2012, by {atrick S. O'Donnell (1,991km [at] comcast [dot] net)

Yes, I gave permission for Luke to post.

Brookside Park Suspension Bridge
Posted July 1, 2011, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

Yes, that's exactly what the acronym means.

Brookside Park Suspension Bridge
Posted July 1, 2011, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is it safe to assume MOB = "Mail Order Bridge"?