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Chelsea Bowstring Bridge

Photos 

1918 per record on photo back

Iowa Department of Transportation

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BH Photo #512918

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Iowa River on Road
Location
Tama County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1871; Replaced ?
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.90926, -92.39460   (decimal degrees)
41°54'33" N, 92°23'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/550209/4639878 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95334 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,397)
Bowstring through truss (332)
Bowstring truss (671)
Built 1871 (132)
Built during 1870s (1,272)
Iowa (6,793)
Iowa River (138)
Lost (28,532)
Owned by county (21,612)
Pin-connected (4,712)
Replaced by new bridge (19,405)
Tama County, Iowa (111)
Through truss (16,816)
Truss (35,501)
Wooden deck (6,162)
Wrought Iron Bridge Co. (443)

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2021: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • December 4, 2021: New photo from Luke

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com