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Eldon Bridge

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Old Bridge Site

The abutments for the bridge can be seen in the center on either side of the river channel. In the background are the remains of the Rock Island RR bridge.

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in February 2013

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BH Photo #249309

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Road
Location
Eldon, Wapello County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge upstream
History
Built 1893, Replaced 1957
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.91814, -92.22780   (decimal degrees)
40°55'05" N, 92°13'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/565023/4529957 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eldon
Inventory number
BH 55569 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,228)
A-frame portal (399)
Built 1893 (185)
Built during 1890s (2,489)
Des Moines River (220)
Eldon, Iowa (4)
Iowa (5,824)
Lost (18,942)
Lost 1957 (44)
Lost during 1950s (392)
Pin-connected (3,301)
Pratt through truss (4,625)
Pratt truss (8,071)
Replaced by new bridge (12,567)
Through truss (12,950)
Truss (29,552)
Wapello County, Iowa (105)
Wooden deck (5,873)

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Wooden deck", "A-frame portal"
  • October 21, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • February 19, 2013: New photos from Dylan VanAntwerp
  • February 15, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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