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Blackhawk Bridge (West Channel)

Photos 

Remains of Western Abutment

Photo taken by Dylan VanAntwerp in March 2013

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BH Photo #252853

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Blackhawk Road
Location
Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1898; Removed as part of project to relocate river channel in 1950s or 1960s.
Builder
- Fair-Williams Bridge & Manufacturing Co. of Ottumwa, Iowa
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.02372, -92.43427   (decimal degrees)
41°01'25" N, 92°26'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/547562/4541544 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ottumwa North
Inventory number
BH 55814 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • April 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • March 17, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Addded bridge types and link to book
  • March 17, 2013: Added by Dylan VanAntwerp

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