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Market Street Bridge

Photos 

Postcard

Photo provided by Hank Zaletel

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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BH Photo #246008

Map 

Description 

Carried the trolley across the river in addition to being the crossing for Market Street.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Des Moines River on Market Street
Location
Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1892; Replaced 1971
Builders
- Ottumwa Supply & Construction Co. of Ottumwa, Iowa (1912 Floor Replacement)
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Ottumwa Railway & Light Co. (OR&L)
- Streetcar
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.01499, -92.41401   (decimal degrees)
41°00'54" N, 92°24'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/549271/4540586 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ottumwa North
Inventory number
BH 53191 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 2, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • February 7, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • April 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: added builder
  • March 18, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • March 17, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added removal date & link to pictures
  • December 31, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • August 19, 2012: New photo from Luke Harden
  • August 15, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Des Moines River"

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