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Soper's Mill Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #260094

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over South Skunk River
Location
Story County, Iowa
Status
Destroyed by flood
History
Built on September 1, 1876 near Sopers Mill, lost to flooding on June 17th, 1996
Builder
- King Iron Bridge & Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Also called
Rainbow Bridge
Old Iron Bridge
Bowstring Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.10629, -93.56994   (decimal degrees)
42°06'23" N, 93°34'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/452877/4661734 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ames East
Inventory number
BH 49253 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2016: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: South Skunk
  • February 2, 2015: New photos from Lee Smith
  • September 30, 2014: New photos from Kevin Skow
  • March 10, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected minor error
  • January 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Bridge was a King span
  • September 1, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected name & added an alternate name
  • July 29, 2011: Added by Luke Harden

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